Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in North Carolina



May 3, 2016

A Partnership of The Center for Education Reform, The Jack Kemp Foundation and Opportunity Lives
Convenes at UNC, Chapel Hill
May 5, 2016

State and national policymakers, education and business leaders to lead discussion

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On May 5, 2016, the Jack Kemp Foundation, The Center for Education Reform, the nation’s leader in advancing education opportunity, and Opportunity Lives will welcome Congressman Luke Messer, state and national policymakers, education and business leaders to the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity, focusing on addressing upward mobility through education opportunity.


May 5, 2016
3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Rizzo Conference Center, Magnolia Ballroom, 150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517


The Honorable Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina

The Honorable Luke Messer, Congressman (IN-6) & Member, US House Education and Workforce Committee

The Honorable Rob Bryan, State Representative (NC-88, Charlotte)

The Honorable Edward Hanes, Jr., State Representative (NC-72, Winston-Salem)

Mr. Travis Mitchell, President and Exec. Dir, Communities in Schools – Wake County

Dr. Tim Hall, Director of Academics, Thales Academy

Mr. Jonathan Hage, Founder and CEO, Charter Schools USA, Inc

Ms. Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO, The Center for Education Reform (CER)

Mr. Jimmy Kemp, President, The Jack Kemp Foundation


RSVP required.

Register here.

Media Contact: Emma Watkins,
Event Contact: Brenda Hafera,, (202) 750-0016


The mission of The Center for Education Reform (CER) is to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes for all Americans, particularly our youth, ensuring that the conditions are ripe for innovation, freedom and flexibility throughout U.S. education.

The mission of The Jack Kemp Foundation is to develop, engage and recognize exceptional leaders who champion the American Idea.

Opportunity Lives is a news platform dedicated to discovering and highlighting real-life success stories and solutions across America.


The Jack Kemp Foundation, The Center for Education Reform and Opportunity Lives are nonprofit, tax-exempt entities organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).  The Jack Kemp Foundation engages only in educational activities and does not engage in any lobbying or political activity as those terms are defined by the IRC. Contributions to the Jack Kemp Foundation are deductible to the donor to the extent allowed by law.  
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