Transition to Adulthood: Roundtable Discussions on Practice and Policy

  • 21 Jun 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Washington, DC
This event will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from leading researchers and practitioners in the field around the unique challenges that young people face as they transition into adulthood.

Each roundtable session will include a brief overview of the research findings, presentations from leading practitioners, and a discussion on the implications for federal policy. In addition, every session will allow for ample time for participants to dialogue with the presenters.
  • The Changing Nature of Young Adulthood
  • Programs and Policies to Assist High School Dropouts in the Transition to Adulthood
  • Young Adults and Higher Education: Barriers and Breakthroughs to Success
  • Vulnerable

A light breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided to registered attendees.

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street S.W. Washington, DC 20024

If you are unable to join us in person for the event, a webcast will be available following the event on the AYPF website at

Panelists include:
  • Gordon Berlin, MDRC
  • Frank Furstenberg, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lori Kaplan, Latin American Youth Center
  • Dan Bloom, MDRC
  • Linda Harris, Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Jack Wuest, Alternative Schools Network
  • Jean Rhodes, University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Thomas Brock, MDRC
  • Mary Waters, Harvard University
  • Vivian Vazquez, Youth Development Institute
  • Mark Courtney, University of Chicago
  • Molly Baldwin, Roca, Inc.
  • Leslie Boissiere, White House Council on Community Solutions
Please send an email to as soon as possible to reserve your spot.  There are limited spaces still available.

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