New York, New York
After watching Oprah's second education discussion, a prospective principal, an educator, a small business owner and parents of children who attend both public and private schools met at a local movie theater to see the documentary Waiting For "Superman."
On the agenda: See the film. "All of us were excited to participate in the Meetup; none of us had ever met with strangers before in this way," says Blanca, a Meetup attendee.
Up next: "I offered to assist the parents with their children if they needed tutoring. Joann and I expressed interest in holding public forums that would invite the community to hear from charter schools, public schools and private schools in Brooklyn so parents could be informed about different philosophies and approaches," says Deborah, the Meetup organizer.