Date: Friday, November 8, 2013 1:00 p.m.
Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Register by November 5
Convened by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, The Low Income Investment Fund, and Citi Foundation
Co-sponsored by CHAPA (Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association) and MACDC (Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations).
Also co-sponsored by the following student groups: the Harvard Graduate School of Design Real Estate Development Club and the Urban Planning Organizaion (HUPO), the Harvard Kennedy School Social & Urban Policy Professional Interest Council (SUPPIC) and the Real Estate PIC, the Harvard Business School Real Estate Club, and the Harvard Law School Child & Youth Advocates Group
One in six Americans now lives in poverty — the highest level in half a century. Poverty has spread beyond cities to suburbs and communities and is being transferred from one generation to the next. At the same time, we know more about what it takes to build vibrant communities and to help people lead healthy, productive lives. We also know that expanding access to affordable housing, good schools, transportation, jobs, and even supermarkets and parks, can mean better health and life outcomes for people and revitalize whole communities.
Investing in What Works for America’s Communities is a new book that calls on leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build on what we know is working to move the needle on poverty. The book’s impressive list of authors represents a broad range of sectors including federal agencies, philanthropy, housing academia, health, and the private sector. Our half-day summit will look at the innovative ideas that can bring new opportunities to America’s struggling communities, and will call on leaders, from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to recognize that they can work smarter and achieve more by working together.
The What Works in Community Investing Summit is free & open to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (please register by November 6).