2018-19 Adviser Forum East has ended
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times.**

Dear CAC family,

Welcome to our Adviser Forum East in New York City! We are thrilled to have you here in the Big Apple and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome NYU Corps!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Princess Lyles

Educators For Excellence
Managing Director of Outreach
Proudly hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, Princess now calls Harlem home. Princess is an experienced leader, focused on  community organizing and engagement. Prior to joining Educators for Excellence, Princess served as the executive director of Democracy Builders, a parent advocacy organization focused on authentically engaging parents in school advocacy issues, and as the senior director of family & community engagement for the Democracy Prep Public Schools network, where she was responsible for recruiting and engaging thousands of families on education initiatives.

Princess began her work in organizing after moving to New York and working on issue-based campaigns with Bill Lynch & Associates and The Black Institute. Prior to finding her true passion in education advocacy, Princess practiced corporate and real estate law with Shipman & Goodwin LLP. Princess obtained her bachelor of arts in political science from Spelman College and her J.D. from Howard University School of Law.

Princess joined E4E because she has seen first hand the impact that great teachers have on the students and families they serve. She is interested in using her skills in education advocacy to ensure teacher voices are heard in very real and practical ways.