Throughout the year VPP+Raise DC holds events that educate and raise awareness surrounding important issues.

20th Anniversary Speaker Series:
A Moderated Panel Discussion with youthCONNECT
at Suitland High School Leaders

Wednesday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. ET

Join us for a conversation with the five youthCONNECT non-profit partners on lessons they have learned as part of this network, how they are addressing the ongoing effects of COVID-19, and how the partners are contributing to school reopening efforts. This panel discussion will be moderated by VPP+Raise DC Board Member, Michael Smith, Executive Director and Director of Youth Opportunity Programs, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Obama Foundation, and former Director of the Social Innovation Fund in the Obama Administration. RSVP here and submit your questions for the panelists by emailing

Participating non-profits include: