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Atlanta, GA • Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Symposium Agenda NeighborWorks Training Institute Atlanta, GA
February 24, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Paul Weech, CEO, NeighborWorks America opening remarks
Master of Ceremonies
Todd Greene, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Morning Keynote

American Jobs and the Affordable Housing Challenge
H. Luke Shaefer, “$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” presentation

Moderated Discussion with respondents

Mapping the path to economic security
Moderator
Carol Naughton, President, Purpose Built Communities
Speakers
H. Luke Shaefer, “$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America”
Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer, Partnership
for Southern Equity  presentation
Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute  presentation

Morning Break

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Community commitment: housing and community development as a foundation for opportunity
Moderator
Ryan Chao, AECF
Speakers
Ernest Coney, CDC of Tampa
Nadia Villagran, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
Stefanie Shull, The Neighborhood Developers

Luncheon and keynote

Introduction
Tom Chabolla, Acting COO, NeighborWorks America
Start With What You Have: Leveraging Existing Coalitions to Improving Outcomes
Jeff Edmondson, Executive Director, Strive Together presentation

Afternoon Break

Go Mobile

Participants have the opportunity to visit and learn more about local cross-sector efforts that advance employment, education, health and  housing outcomes.

Go Deep

Engage with practitioners involved with cross-sectoral work in small group discussions. Participants have the opportunity to join health, education, and workforce development experts to gain a deeper understanding of how cross-sector collaboration and partnerships are creating opportunity for low-income individuals.

Peer Sharing: Reflections and Report Out
Facilitated Discussion

Paul Weech, CEO, NeighborWorks America
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Networking Reception

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