2023 Conference: Accelerating Equitable Success

ACCELERATING EQUITABLE SUCCESS MARCH 8, 2023 Celebrating our tenth anniversary, join us to be equipped and inspiredto advance equitable postsecondary attainment across Illinois. The 2023 conference of the Illinois Education and Career Success Network, themed Accelerating Equitable Success, will deliver an array of high-quality content and interactive, hands-on opportunities centered on advancing equitable postsecondary attainment. […]

2022 Conference: Equity First

The 2022 Illinois 60 by 25 Network Annual Conference on February 28 to March 3 will be virtual and free to attend.

2021 Conference: Forward Together

We have re-imagined the annual Illinois 60 by 25 Network Conference for 2021. We will bring the high-quality conference content you have counted on since 2014 over four days: February 22–25, 2021.

Trauma-Informed Practices Webinar

Representatives from East St. Louis School District 189 and Township High School District 214 in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago shared how they have implemented trauma-informed practices in their districts in partnership with the Illinois Federation of Teachers and community partners.

2020 Conference: Agents of Change

Since the Network’s inception, a core tenet has been to focus on opportunities for learning and sharing across communities, which includes our annual conference. “The Illinois 60 by 25 Network Conferences are a time to drink the Kool-Aid together as a team. The conferences are inherently different than meeting in a conference room and also […]

2019 Conference: Informing Action, Improving Outcomes

The 2019 conference featured many dynamic speakers from Illinois and across the country. Our engaging keynote speakers, Vela Institute, provided an interactive session on how local communities can use data to inform their goals and improve their work. Network Partners and dozens of speakers from across the state facilitated breakout sessions. Topics included making data […]

2018 Conference: Scaling for Impact

Equity, innovation and scaling impact emphasized at 5th Annual Conference Jocelyn Sharif has been interested in cooking since she was a young child watching the Food Network with her parents. “I was a shy child,” said Jocelyn, “and cooking was a way to express myself.” Now Jocelyn has taken her interest in cooking and applied […]

2017 Conference: The Power of Networks

Thank you to the presenters, attendees, sponsors, and staff! Conference Materials 60 by 25 – The State We’re InGinger Ostro, Executive Director, Advance Illinois Opportunity – A Promise Worth KeepingChekemma Fulmore-Townsend, President & CEO of the Philadelphia Youth Network History and Vision of RockfordBridget French, Katy Haun, Alignment Rockford Quality Pathways IndicatorsJon Furr, Andrea Messing-Mathie, EdSystems What […]

2016 Conference: From Vision to Action

Thank you to the presenters, attendees, sponsors, and staff! Conference Materials Education is Everyone’s Business: Engaging Business to Build a Community Learning SystemJack Hess, Institute for Coalition BuildingJohn Burnett, Community Education Coalition The Power of Two: Starting or Expanding Dual Credit ProgramsBob Cofield, Waubonsee Community CollegeSheila Quirk-Bailey, Harper CollegeValerie Thaxton, Southwestern Illinois College Maximizing Post-Secondary […]