Join Us Oct 26-28, 2017

We are so looking forward to greeting our educator and community leaders Oct 26–27, at the Sheraton Grand, 1231 J Street, Sacramento, CA.

Registration is from 3:00-6:00, and dinner seating begins at 5:30 on Thursday, Oct 26.

Curious about breakout sessions? Take a look at the schedule, and descriptions here. 

In addition to inspiration, influence and best practices, we will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary in the ‘Farm to Fork Capitol”, Sacramento, CA,  with a special Gala honoring Carrie Rose (Fri Oct 27) at the Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street, Sacramento, 6:00 PM

Back to conference:

Keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, “Questioning Common Sense: Five ways to build democracy through education.”  The former dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco is an award-winning author and editor of ten books, including Troubling Education (recipient of the 2003 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award), Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice (now in its Third Edition), and Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture.


Results and tools from Study I of the PTHV National multi-site evaluation

Dr. Karen Mapp, Harvard Graduate School of Education, on the power of relationships and the PTHV process

Tips from experienced visitors about PTHV in the age of immigration and sanctuary issues

Self-care, fun, regional caucuses and networking!

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Highlights of 2016 Conference video


About the conference

What: Connect with home visit heroes and share best practices from diverse communities throughout the US.

Why: A peer-led opportunity for reflection, inspiration, refining our model and resource development.

Who: Teachers – Administrators – Union and Community Leaders – Parents and Grandparents – Students – Anyone seeking a deeper understanding and practice of family-school partnership

Plenary sessions and breakout workshops will focus on strategies, data and resources that will help us:

  1. deepen and strengthen our practice in local circles
  2. bring our transformative approach in public education to regional and national spheres of influence


For more info:  Gina Martinez-Keddy, Executive Director, gina @ or (562) 481-6565

Thank you to our generous  keynote partners:

Thank you to our generous co-sponsors:

  • American Federation of Teachers
  • AT&T
  • The California Endowment
  • California Teachers Association
  • Community Business Bank
  • Costco
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank
  • The Fisher Family
  • Flamboyan Foundation
  • Koua Franz
  • Hazen Foundation
  • Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, County of Sacramento
  • Koppes-Levasseur Family
  • Howard Lawrence and Larry Miles
  • IEL
  • Nolfo Consulting
  • Sacramento State College of Education
  • Sacramento City Teacher’s Association
  • Sacramento Regional Community Foundation
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • Jay Schenirer, City of Sacramento Council Member
  • SMUD
  • Sutter Health, Valley Area
  • Mayor Donald Terry, City of Rancho Cordova
  • Washoe County Schools, Office of the Superintendent