Wednesday, July 17, 9:45 - 11:00 am
The Evergreen Cooperative, Baltimore Integration Project and the Greater University Circle Neighborhood Initiatives are examples we will draw from to understand the power of collective leadership and anchor institutions to make real change in struggling communities. Hear from representatives of Cleveland and Baltimore as they discuss these strategies to systemic change. The BIP was created to advance economic inclusion in Baltimore and the GUCN and EC in Cleveland have all focused over the last several years on growing the roles and ways anchor institutions can improve opportunities for area residents, business, and communities through hiring, purchasing, and reinvestment. All speakers will discuss how equity was placed at the center of these projects necessarily and as a core value of the work.
Speakers: Celeste Amato, President, Maryland Philanthropy Network; Nelson Beckford, Program Director for Neighborhood Revitalization and Engagement, Cleveland Foundation; Ted Howard, President & Co-Founder, Democracy Collaborative; and others