The 2014 Reengagement Plus Convening was held in Portland, Oregon on December 10 and 11. The gathering of 250 people from 38 communities in 22 states included site visits to Portland’s Reconnection Center as well as a variety of alternative schools in the Portland School District. D2 Center Board President Jerry Bexten provided the welcome to the group at the opening session and Andrew Moore of the National League of Cities provided the keynote address. A variety of topics were discussed at the convening including best practices for reengagement centers, governance, funding, data, partnerships, and integration of employment and training, to name a few. The blurry photo shows Portland Mayor Charlie Hales addressing the group at City Hall as Andy Moore of the National League of Cities looks on. Also attending from the D2 Center were Executive Director Greg Emmel and Intake Specialist and Youth Academic Navigator Netta Prince.