Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

Join Us to Discuss What Works for America’s Communities

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Investing in What Works for America’s Communities Launch Event

December 4, 2012 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Columbus Club at Union Station | Washington, DC


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Looking ahead to 2013, federal, state and local policymakers face a pressing domestic problem – how to reverse record high rates of poverty in America and create communities that are healthy places to live, learn, work, and play.

On December 4, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Low Income Investment Fund, and the Citi Foundation convened the nation’s top community and economic development experts, analysts, financiers, researchers, philanthropists, and public policymakers to share lessons they’ve learned for building sustainable communities and what steps the public and private sectors need to take to foster prosperity.

This event showcased ideas that are captured in a new book, Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, a series of essays from experts in a variety of fields who provide dozens of examples of innovative interventions that are transforming neighborhoods around the country.

 

Agenda

8:30 am

Registration & Breakfast


9:00 am

Welcome

Pamela Flaherty, President and CEO, Citi Foundation, Director, Corporate Citizenship, Citi

9:10 am

Investing in What Works for America’s Communities

Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund, Co-Senior Editor, Investing in What Works for America’s Communities
David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco,
Co-Senior Editor, Investing in What Works for America’s Communities


9:20 – 10:20 am

Places & Poverty: Challenges & Opportunities for the New Administration

Peter Edelman, Co-Director, Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy, Georgetown University
Alan Berube, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
Sarah Wartell, President, Urban Institute
Moderator: Ellen Seidman, Contributing Editor, Investing in What Works for America’s Communities


10:20 – 11:20 am

Ideas that Work

Angela Blanchard, President and CEO, Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Shirley Franklin, CEO, Purpose Built Communities
John Robert Smith, President and CEO, Reconnecting America
Moderator: Rebecca Roberts, National Public Radio


11:20 am– 12:20 pm

Investing in What Works

Ben Hecht, President and CEO, Living Cities
Andrew Ditton, Co-Head and Managing Director, Citi Community Capital
Elaine Arkin, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Moderator: Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund


12:20 pm

Closing Remarks: Where Do We Go From Here?

Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund
David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


12:30 pm

Adjourn

2 Comments

  1. Freddye Hill Reply

    Each panelist presented insightful and encouraging information. I am struck by the absence of robust initiatives for parents, caregivers for children, elderly, and ill, and community members. What programs invest in parents, especially women, most of whom are in the intergenerational category Peter Edelman identified, and residents in low income communities?

  2. Annette Reply

    On a grassroots level we would love to be volunteers, instigators, and action takers in our community. How do we get going on improving through your organizations?

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About The Project

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.