Join Us to Discuss What Works for America’s Communities
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.
Registration & Breakfast
|Pamela Flaherty, President and CEO, Citi Foundation, Director, Corporate Citizenship, Citi|
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
Closing Remarks: Where Do We Go From Here?
Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund
David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco