Opportunity Summit 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm PDT
Town and Country
500 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108
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The 3rd annual Opportunity Summit is happening on May 2, 2019! Join 800 local and national changemakers as we continue the OpportunitySD movement of young people and allies working to increase opportunity and decrease poverty in San Diego County. 

An expert lineup of speakers (including young adults) will not only help us better understand the issues impacting opportunity youth but also give clear direction on how we collectively and as individuals can invest in opportunity and make a difference in the lives of young adults.


Creative performances orchestrated by MovementBE will be included throughout the event. 

8–9 a.m. Check-in & Networking 

  • Continental breakfast


9–10 a.m. Opening Plenary 

  • Laying the Groundwork: Opportunity Youth in Our Region 

  • Dr. Gentry Patrick (UCSD): True Access to Opportunity 

  • Share Your Road | Share Your Journey: Activity with RoadTrip Nation 

  • Message from Mary Daly (San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank)

10:10–11:25 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions 

  • Opportunity Youth 101: National Issue, Local Action | Measure of America 

  • Recruit. Hire. Retain. Employer Practices for OY Inclusion | Grads of Life

  • Coordinated Movement for Change: Redefining Connection in the Youth System | 2-1-1 San Diego 

  • Preventing Youth Disconnection: Integrating Powerful Career Learning Practices K–16 | El Cajon Valley School District and San Diego Workforce Partnership

  • Building Youth Power for Change, Part 1—Youth Will

11:40 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunchtime Plenary 

  • Radical Opportunity: Unleashing the Talent of Young Adults, a panel discussion among young adults and national corporate executives Susan Goss-Brown (Gap Foundation), Audrey Williams-Lee (Hyatt),moderated by Karan Chopra ([email protected])

  • OpportunitySD announcements

1:10–2:25 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions  

  • Opportunity Youth Data Deep Dive | Measure of America

  • Healthy Mentorship in School, Work and Community | F.A.N.C.Y., University of San Diego Kroc School, San Diego Unified Youth Advocacy

  • A Roof for Every Youth: Solving Youth Homelessness | Youth Action Board and Taskforce on San Diego Homelessness

  • Where Bias Lurks: Traditional Hiring Processes | Grads of Life

  • Building Youth Power for Change, Part 2—Youth Will

  • Innovation Sessions:

    • Opportunity for Youth with Disabilities

    • Investing in Opportunity Youth in Opportunity Zones

    • Unlocking Opportunity through Income Share Agreements

    • Passion with Purpose workshop

2:40 p.m. Closing Plenary 

  • The Vortex of Justice Involvement for Young Adults: Sarah Koenig’s Inside Look at America’s Criminal Justice System in the Serial Podcast

  • A Stake in the Ground for our Region’s Young Adults

  • OpportunitySD—What's next? 

3:45 p.m. END OF DAY  


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