Scholarship for 2017 Summer Institute in San Antonio

March 2017–The Texas Community Education Foundation is offering to pay the registration fee of $395 for a limited number of individuals to attend the National School Public Relations Assoc. Conference, which will include a day-long workshop on Community Engagement.

See Session Schedule and Details here:

More information on conference details at

Applicant must be currently active in Community Education or Lifelong Learning in Texas. Scholarship is for conference registration fee only. TCEF reserves the right to award as many or few scholarships as it decides. Go here to download the application (doc).

Description of session from Bob Wittman, MN:

Registration Is Now Open

Registrations are now open at To register, go to the website, link to Seminar, registration and then register for the Summer Institute for Community Ed and Engagement. The cost again this year is $395 for the three day experience.

Hotel Information Is Also Available

Information regarding our host hotel is also available, and if this year is like other recent years, rooms will go quickly. Even if you are still just thinking about going, I would try to secure a room as soon as possible.

The 2017 Theme: Be The Connection

Connecting your community for improved livability is at the core of your daily work. But how much effort do you dedicate to that mission?  Be The Connection is the focus of the 2017 Summer Institute for Community Education and Engagement. Join colleagues from across the nation that are pledging themselves to become community super-connectors. Being a super connector is about having a sincere desire to impact your community through connecting people and resources, sometimes with no direct benefit for yourself or your organization. The long-term payoff is that by being the connection, you influence real change in your community. Summer Institute facilitators will blend leadership discussion, best practices review, and practical tactical tips for you to Be The Connection in your community.

Our Comprehensive Program Is Attached

Attached is our 2017 Summer Institute for Community Education and Engagement Program for your review. We will continue to share more as additional information and further details become available.

Please Help Spread the Word

We are hoping you will help us spread the word and the distribute this information about his year’s Summer Institute to colleagues from your state and work networks. Thanks in advance for sharing this information and anything you can do to encourage others to join us.

Questions, Comments or Concerns?

We are so excited to share this information with you. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Let Us Know If You Are Planning On Attending 

Once you register, let us know for we’ll be creating a group email of our participants in advance of the July Institute.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in San Antonio!

Bob Wittman
Director of Community Education
Wayzata Public Schools