Thursday, March 21, 2013
Check-In and Reception
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
The California Endowment's
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Click here for a map and directions
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: It is our policy to overbook, and that REGISTRATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT. In the event of the program reaching capacity, we will release your reservation to wait-listed people 15 minutes before the program starts.
To guarantee your seat, please arrive early. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m.
Paul Tough challenges our culture’s belief that intelligence, endlessly measured by test scores, is the sole indicator of value in our education system. It’s not. In How Children Succeed, he ushers in a tidal change in thinking and argues that non-cognitive skills—or, character—are better indicators of success: curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, self-control, and grit.
A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, Paul Tough is also the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America, which focuses on the steps necessary to improve the lives and education of underserved children. Through the case study of the Harlem Children's Zone, Tough describes the inspiring struggle to establish a way to combat poverty that could be replicated nationwide. Tough has also contributed to This American Life and The New Yorker, where he has honed his focus upon education, poverty, parenting, and politics.
CenterScene is a wide-ranging series of public programs organized by the Center for Healthy Communities to raise awareness about the vital issues that affect the health of California's communities. Admission and parking are free at all events. Use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.
Federal tax law prohibits The California Endowment, a private foundation, from conducting or supporting, with limited exceptions, any lobbying activity (supporting or opposing specific legislation, including proposed or pending legislation or ballot measures) or electioneering (supporting or opposing any candidate for public office).These restrictions apply to events sponsored by The California Endowment at our Center for Healthy Communities.Therefore, The California Endowment prohibits participants from lobbying in favor of or against specific legislation or expressing support for or opposition against any candidate for elected office at such events.