“Working City: The Atlantic Forum on Urban Progress” Convenes Community Leaders to Discuss Improving America’s Low Income Neighborhoods

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Afternoon Event on May 7, 2015, at the Newseum, Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2015) — On May 7, The Atlantic presents “Working City: The Atlantic Forum on Urban Progress,” convening key community development leaders from across the U.S. for an in-depth discussion on what works, what doesn’t, and what can be learned when it comes to solving the most pressing social and economic challenges facing urban America.

The conversation, moderated by The Atlantic’s Washington editor-at-large Steve Clemons and senior associate editor Gillian B. White, will explore how cross-sector coordination and partnership development can foster workable solutions in sectors including housing, education, healthcare and workforce
development in low income communities.

Confirmed speakers to-date include:

  • Jennifer Bradley, founding director of the Center for Urban Innovation, The Aspen Institute
  • Shirley Franklin, CEO and board chair, Purpose Built Communities; former mayor, Atlanta
  • John Gomperts, president and CEO, America’s Promise Alliance
  • Rosanne Haggerty, president and CEO, Community Solutions
  • Juanita James, president and CEO, Fairfield County Community Foundation
  • Cynthia Parker, president and CEO, BRIDGE Housing
  • Dixon Slingerland, executive director, Youth Policy Institute

Through one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, and case studies, the program will look at what goes into aligning goals and resources across multiple partners, and explore what’s needed to encourage and support lasting success.

“Working City: The Atlantic Forum on Urban Progress” is underwritten by the Low Income Investment Fund and Citi Foundation.

What: Working City: The Atlantic Forum on Urban Progress
When: May 7, 2015, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Where: Newseum Knight Broadcast Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Enter via C Street group entrance)

Media RSVP: Please reply back to this email or contact The Atlantic’s Samantha Zeldin at szeldin@theatlantic.com or 202-266-7196.

Source: The Atlantic