Introducing the newest way 

to stay connected

with the work of NNSP and its members


Tune in for conversations with leading community engagement educators, discussions of critical topics
and learn about programs that occur throughout the country.



Season 1



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Episode 10

Join Blake Kohn, ED of NNSP, in a conversation with Aly Goodner of William Penn Charter School.  Listen as they talk about the growth that WPC is experiencing in their Center for Public Purpose and the myriad of ways they are supporting their students in developing a sense of purpose around their community.

Episode 09

Join Blake Kohn, ED of NNSP, in a conversation with Jay Parker of Calvert School's Institute for Leadership and Purpose and Wendy Samet, ED  of Middle Grades Partnership as they share with us the process of creating a city-wide leadership summit for middle school students.

Episode 08

NNSP Executive Director, Blake Kohn, has an engaging conversation with Tim Klein of Project Wayfinder exploring the value and necessity of purpose-based education


Episode 07

Join Blake Kohn, Executive Director of the National Network of Schools in Partnership in a conversation with Abby Williams of United to Learn and Laura Day of The Hockaday School.  Hear how their partnership, based in data, is transforming the way Dallas is approaching service in early childhood education.

Episode 06

Blake Kohn, Executive Director of the Nation Network of Schools in Partnership talks to Rachel Klein.  Rachel is the Director of Service Learning at Riverdale Country School in New York City. Listen to hear their conversation run from the variety of community programs Riverdale invokes in their K12 school to their developing views on service hours and how to properly recognize students who go above and beyond in this work. 

Episode 05

A conversation with Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, MD.  Hear how their Center meets the mission of their school and the needs of schools across the country and see if you can figure out when our conversation was interrupted by a fire drill! 

Episode 04

Blake Kohn hosts a conversation with Sanjli Gidwaney of Design for Change US. Hear how Design for Change is providing opportunities for teachers and students to use design thinking to make social change. It is innovative, fresh and fun.  Just like our chat!

Episode 03

Blake Kohn, Executive Director of the National Network of Schools in Partnership, speaks with Daniel Harris about the Equity Exchange.  Hosted at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, MO, the Equity Exchange brings together K12 educators from public, private and charter schools for a week in the summer to talk about issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Episode 02

A conversation between NNSP Executive Director, Blake Kohn and the Executive Director of Westminster's Center for Teaching, Bob Ryshke.  Learn about the growth of the inspiring professional development collaboration between the Atlanta independent school, Westminster School, and Drew Charter School.

Episode 01

A conversation between Blake Kohn, Executive Director of the National Network of Schools in Partnership and Aaron Mullen, Director of Community and Inclusion at Cathedral School for Boys in San Francisco, CA. Hear about their Bay Area Connections program and how it helps the boys develop a sense of self while also teaching empathy, compassion and a greater sense of community



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