Red Jacket Ball is City Year Columbus' annual gala and a night of celebration that unites community leaders from all sectors under one cause--the power of education. Red Jacket Ball is celebration of all that we have achieved during the school year and pays tribute to the work of our AmeriCorps members, the success of our students, and the dedication of our teachers, school administrators, and community partners. This year, we celebrate 25 years of service in Columbus, and we hope you will join us for this special night!
Saturday, April 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
This year's keynote is renowned speaker and author Dr. Steve Perry. Dr. Steve Perry is one of the most sought after speakers in education and advocacy in America. Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, Dr. Perry's charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration. Dr. Perry is the Founder and Principal at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut and the author of six books, including his latest release, Transparenting. Dr. Perry's unique and powerful voice is respected as has been featured on multiple networks, and his courage and piercing insights provide a fascinating perspective that is seldom found in public discourse. Dr. Perry is the voice of a generation and a people's champion who has been fighting for disadvantaged children and families for thirty years. Dr. Perry speaks from the heart, and his authenticity is a welcomed addition to any discussion rooted in improving the lives of children and the community.
City Year Columbus is honored to present Alliance Data with the 2019 City Year Ripple Award in recognition of Alliance Data's commitment to supporting students at Mifflin High School. Alliance Data has been a City Year Columbus program partner since 2015 and continues to be a champion for City Year through volunteer initiatives, employee engagement, and board service.