Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

Investing in What Works: Midwest Regional Meeting

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On Monday, June 17, 2013, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and San Francisco, the Low Income Investment Fund, the Citi Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Center for Financial Services Innovation will host a discussion on Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, a collection of essays by leaders from a variety of fields. This invitation-only event is a chance for regional leaders across community and economic development, policy, finance, philanthropy, and academia to discuss anti-poverty strategies in today’s uncertain economic climate. The session will be organized around the following themes:

  • Policy and Finance Nationally and Locally: What are We Facing?
  • Ideas that Work: Programs that are Leading the Way
  • Investing in What Works: Identifying, Structuring and Measuring High Impact Investments.

AGENDA Event Hashtag: #WhatWorks

8:45-9:00 a.m.  

 

Welcome

Alicia Williams, Vice President, Community Development and Policy Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Introduction

Scott Turner, Vice President, Community Development and Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

9:00-10:00 a.m.   Today’s Policy and Financial Landscape, Nationally and In Chicago: What Are We Facing?

Moderator: Derek Douglas, Vice President, Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago
Terry Mazany, President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust
Alan Berube, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Jennifer Tescher, CEO, Center for Financial Services Innovation

10:00-10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15-11:15 a.m.   Ideas that Work

Moderator: Nancy Andrews, President and CEO, Low Income Investment Fund
Bernita Johnson-Gabriel, Executive Director, Quad Communities Development Corporation
Maria Kim, Chief Operating Officer, The Cara Program
Calvin Holmes, Executive Director, Chicago Community Loan Fund
Nelson Soler, Director, Milwaukee County Community Business Development Partners

11:30-1:00 p.m.   Luncheon Presentation

Introduction: Gordon Werkema, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

12:15-12:45 p.m.   Toni Preckwinkle, Board President, Cook County
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.   Investing in What Works

Moderator: David Erickson, Director, Center for Community Development Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of San Franscisco
Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Alaina Harkness, Program Officer, Community and Economic Develoment, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Salli Martyniak, Executive Director, Forward Community Investments
Holly Olson, Executive Director, Neighborhood Finance Association
Matthew R. Reilein, Senior Vice President, Community Development Banking – New Markets Tax Credits & Intermediaries Lending, Commercial Banking, Chase

2:15-3:30 p.m.   Closing Comments and Next Steps

Brandee McHale, Chief Operating Officer, Citi Foundation
Nancy Andrews, President and CEO, Low Income Investment Fund
David Erickson, Director, Center for Community Development Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of San Franscisco

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Investing in What Works for America’s Communities is a joint project of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund.

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The views expressed in this book and on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Reserve System, or the Low Income Investment Fund.

Tell Us What Works

The ideas in Investing in What Works for America’s Communities are just a start. We want to hear about what’s working in your community. Tell us about innovative ideas for addressing poverty and share examples of people and places that inspire you. We want to share these ideas and spark conversation about how to create opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. Tell Us What Works

Funding for this project was generously provided to the Low Income Investment Fund by the Citi Foundation.