On Thursday, July 28, 2011, Children Uniting Nations will host the 2011 “Keeping the Promise to Our Children” National Conference in Washington, DC. The Conference is a day-long forum for policy makers, non-profit leaders, corporations and academics to discuss important issues impacting our youth as well as state and federal legislation being proposed to address these issues. The Conference will be held in the Congressional Auditorium at the Capitol Visitor Center and is free to attend. The day will conclude with an entertaining and informative Cocktail Reception with Celebrity Performances at the Meridian International Center.
We are proud to partner with Casey Family Programs, DLA Piper, The Inter-Agency Council on Abuse and Neglect, The Los Angeles County Department of Probation, The Los Angeles Metro Task Force on Human Trafficking, Westwood One, Shared Hope International and ECPAT USA to bring panels together to discuss issues that are significant to the youth of our country at this time.
Children Uniting Nations' National Conference has achieved global recognition for its efforts to realize definitive outcomes and results. Past conferences have proven successful in providing a forum where the best ideas come together in nonpartisan atmosphere of discussion and debate. The lasting impact is seen throughout the year as new policy, research and programs emerge. For example, Loan Forgiveness BIll HR 71317, as a part of the Serve America Act, began as part of the National Conference and the discussion and the subsequent research played a key role throughout the legislative process.
Throughout the years, Children Uniting Nations works collaboratively with its national leadership partners to examine and help implement federal legislation and funding opportunities. These partners have included the California Endowment and Case Family Programs, as well as DLA Piper, Russell Simmons and the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, RAND Corporation, the Medicines Company, Pepsi, American Express, Korn Ferry, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, AmeriCorps, and the Weingart Foundation.