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Reunite Hope session materials and recordings will be posted by September 21st in Boys Hope Girls Hope's SharePoint, accessible to board members when you log in to The Board Connection.

The very difficult decision was made to postpone the in-person aspect of the Reunite Hope 2021 Leadership Gathering until the spring of 2022.  Despite a great desire to get together in person, with the uncertainty around the Delta coronavirus variant, keeping our team, board members, and alumni safe is of utmost importance.

This fall, leaders gathered virtually to hold key strategic planning sessions.  The schedule for September 14-17 is below.  The Excellence Awards and other activities will be postponed until the Spring.  Any Boys Hope Girls Hope team or board member has access to review the session materials and recordings on Boys Hope Girls Hope’s Microsoft SharePoint.  Board members must log in to The Board Connection, a special site created for board members, to access to these and other board resources.

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Wednesday, September 15

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT

Session 1: Envisioning our North Star
For: All board and team members
Session Presentation Link

We will share our latest thinking on the strategic framework and discuss what it will take to achieve it.

Kristin Ostby de Barillas, President and CEO

1:45 to 3:00 pm CT

Session 2A: Communicating the Model
For: All board and team members
Session Presentation Link

We will discuss the importance of greater unification in the way leaders and team members describe Boys Hope Girls Hope and elevate important practices and messages where consistent messaging is essential.

Bellwether Education Partners

3:15 to 4:30 pm CT

Session 2B: Program Archetypes
For: Affiliate board leaders, executive directors, and program directors
Session Presentation Link

We will articulate the value proposition for the Residential and Academy approaches and gather feedback on recommended program archetypes and areas for further codification of our model.

Thursday, September 16

10:00 to 11:15 am CT

Section 2C: Optimizing Network Headquarters & Affiliates
For: Affiliate board leaders, executive directors, and program directors

We will discuss a recommended Network/affiliate model to support greater consistency and gather feedback.

3:00 to 4:00 pm CT

Keynote Address
For: All board and team members

Stacy Brown-Philpot
former CEO, TaskRabbit

Friday, September 17

10:00 to 11:30 am CT

Session 3: Pathways to Accelerated Impact
For: All board and  team members

We will share the path forward for accelerating Boys Hope Girls Hope’s impact and growth.

12:00 to 1:30 pm CT

Session 4: Residential & Academy: Workshopping complementary approaches to impact
For: Affiliate board leaders, executive directors, and program directors

We will identify best practices for strengthening Residential and Academy and workshop how innovations and lessons learned in each delivery model can be effectively shared across the Network.

1:45 to 2:30 pm CT

Closing Session
For: All board and team members

We will reflect on the ideas shared during the gathering and discuss best practices leaders are taking back to their local sites. 


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Stacy Brown-Philpot

CEO, Board Director, Advisor

Stacy Brown-Philpot has more than 15 years of consumer technology experience, leading the growth and scale of large and small enterprises in the digital economy. She is the former CEO of TaskRabbit, the leading task management network connecting skilled Taskers with clients to handle everyday services in the home. TaskRabbit was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2017.

In 2017, Stacy led the successful acquisition of TaskRabbit by the IKEA Group. TaskRabbit continues to operate independently but with the added benefit of growing exponentially through the acquisition. In addition to shaping the future of work, TaskRabbit is now a core driver of the e-commerce and services strategy for the world’s largest furniture retailer, with the mission of making everyday life easier for everyone.

Before joining TaskRabbit, Stacy served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Google Ventures, lending strategic expertise to the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade leading global operations for Google’s flagship products, including Search, Chrome, and Google+, and serving as Head of Online Sales and Operations for Google India. She also brings a background in finance from her experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs.

Ranked by Business Insider as one of the 46 Most Important Blacks in Technology, Stacy is a frequent speaker on diversity, equity and inclusion. Notably, she founded the Black Googler Network, a seminal component of diversity initiatives at Google and the larger technology industry. Stacy is a founding member of SoftBank’s Opportunity Fund, a $100mm venture fund established to invest in Black, Latinx, and Native American entrepreneurs. She is also on the Board of Directors for HP Inc, Nordstrom, Black Girls Code, and The Urban Institute. She was named a 2016 Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute and Fortune’s 2015 40 Under 40.

Originally from Detroit where she developed a deep and abiding love for all things Motown, Stacy now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two daughters. She holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

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Bellwether Education Partners

Bellwether is a national nonprofit focused on dramatically changing education and life outcomes for underserved children by helping education organizations accelerate their impact and working to improve policy and practice. Based in Washington DC, they have served school districts, states, charters, foundations, nonprofits, and mission-driven for-profit organizations across the nation. Recent clients include Achieve Atlanta, the Gates Foundation, Cristo Rey schools, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Making Waves Foundation, Network for College Success, OneGoal, uAspire, and more. Bellwether is working with Boys Hope Girls Hope for 6 months starting in June, 2021 to help the Networkdevelop a plan on how we can serve more motivated young people in need with our holistic, long-term models.  Bellwether’s work with Boys Hope Girls Hope is being led by a team with a depth of experience, and strong connections to national educational and philanthropic partners.

Lina Bankert, Partner, Strategic Advising

Lina Bankert is a partner with Bellwether Education Partners and co-leads the Strategic Advising practice area. Lina joined Bellwether in the spring of 2012 as a principal. Her clients have included districts, charter management organizations, human capital organizations, foundations, and education entrepreneurs. She works with organizations on a variety of strategic and operational issues including strategic planning, business plan development, growth and expansion strategy, human capital and organizational design, performance improvement and sustainability, and grant development and implementation.

Rochelle Dalton, Senior Fellow, Strategic Advising

Rochelle Dalton is a senior fellow with Bellwether Education Partners in the Strategic Advising practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether, Rochelle worked as the Senior Director, eAdvising at the College Advising Corps, a national nonprofit that works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. There she oversaw the College Point program, an America Achieves and Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative, which leverages virtual advising to support high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students through the college admissions process.

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March 29-April 1

NEW location
near the heart
of the city!

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A St. Louis icon since 1894, today the Union Station hotel retains the elegant archways and décor of its famous Grand Hall. The hotel is within blocks of City Museum and less than a mile from the heart of Downtown. Enjoy its 3D light show, featuring dramatic flames and a 100-ft waterfall, plus access to a fitness center and outdoor pool.



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