The AFC National Policy Summit is the nation’s premiere event on educational choice, joining together policymakers, advocates, and leading business and media figures to ensure that all children in America have an equal opportunity to receive a quality education.
Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif., the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. A Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Father Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles that also had the highest concentration of gang activity in the city. In 1988 they started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, which employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to thousands of men and women who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life. Father Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His 2017 book is the Los Angeles Times-bestseller Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.
As Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Carvalho has overseen one of the nation’s largest school districts since 2008. Under his leadership Miami-Dade has become one of the highest performing urban districts in the nation.
Superintendent Carvalho has created one the most dynamic and high performing large school districts in the country. He embraces the idea that parents should be empowered to find the best learning environment for their children. His district now has over one hundred magnet schools, including some of the best schools in the country. He doesn’t fear competition; rather, he thrives on it. He is the most talented and progressive superintendent in the country.