It seems like May was only yesterday, but here we are at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year! We're excited about the many wonderful developments that await SVUDL in the next few months:
- THREE new school partnerships- Mt. Pleasant, Woodside, and East Palo Alto Academy
- An exciting new funding partnership with the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2). This three-year partnership includes significant capacity building and mentorship from SV2 partners and will result in enormously increased reach and capacity for SVUDL.
- Ongoing team development and skill-building at all partner schools, and intensive workshops in late August and early November
- Tournaments in September, October, and December, giving Novice and JV debaters the chance to prove themselves in high stakes competition
This fall will also witness a big transition for the organization. Founding Executive Director Dmitri Seals is relocating with his family and will step down from his position in early October. We are currently in the search process for Dmitri's successor; keep an eye on this space for news!