ALI hosts “LEEDing the Nation: Urban Green & Community Schools” Opening Reception on April 8th for the Coalition for Community Schools National Forum.

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Alliance for Leadership and Interconnection (ALI) hosts “LEEDing the Nation: Urban Green & Community Schools” Opening Reception on April 8th Community Schools National Forum.

 [February 19, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio] The story of rebuilding Cincinnati schools is the focus of the 2014 Coalition for Community Schools National Forum. The forum will host national school and education leaders, special guests, and leaders from tri-state school districts, community organizations, and businesses at Duke Energy Convention Center.
ALI’s “LEEDing the Nation: Urban Green & Community Schools” opening reception for theforum will be held on April 8th telling the story of how Cincinnati is at the forefront of the nation as a national model for providing the most LEED school buildings of any urban district in the US – with the innovation of community learning centers. (LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a building certification process developed by the U.S. Green Building Council)


Opening reception speakers include Mike Burson, who served as the Facilities Master Plan Director for CPS throughout its billion dollar building program, Lisa Laney, Sustainability Coordinator at Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Eve Bolton, President at Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education and Ginny Frazier, Executive Director, who leads the citizen catalyst organization ALI which built the community momentum for the LEED building program.

Reception guests will enjoy appetizers, live music and networking. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Those interested in finding out more, please contact ALI at, 513.541.4607 or visit

CONTACT: Steve Schumacher, Alliance for Leadership & Interconnection (ALI), 513.541.4607,,


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