Creating a Future of Opportunity Through Inclusive Growth
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple St. New Haven
Learn. Share. Interact. Problem-solve.
Seating is limited due to the participatory nature of this convening. Please register early.
Bringing together Greater New Haven residents and social, business and institutional sector leaders to explore:
Creating a Future of Opportunity in Greater New Haven: Our Challenge, Our Assets, Our Commitment
William W. Ginsberg, president & CEO of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Breakout Sessions: Inclusive Growth from the Ground Up
Breakout Session 1 — Creating Opportunity Through an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Session Leader: Chris Gergen, CEO and co-founder of Forward Cities
Speakers: Caroline Smith and Margaret Lee, co-founders of Collab; Peter Hurst, president and CEO of Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council
Breakout Session 2 — Creating Opportunity Through Career Pathways in Local Growth Sectors
Session Leader: Shelly Saczynski, former director - Economic and Community Development at UIL Holdings Corp.
Speakers: Dorinda Manner, executive director, Talent Acquisition at Yale New Haven Health; Jamison Scott, executive director of New Haven Manufacturers Association; Patricia Melton, executive director of New Haven Promise
Breakout Session 3 — Creating Opportunity in Neighborhoods: Dixwell-Newhallville
Session Leader: Lee Cruz, Director of Community Outreach, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Speakers: Erik Clemons, president and CEO of ConnCAT; Kim Harris, resident and founder of Cercle and Inspired Communities Inc.; Serena Neal-Sanjurjo, executive director of Livable City Initiative, the City of New Haven
Creating an Economy that Works for Everyone: the Twin Cities Example
Tawanna Black, founder & CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion, St. Paul MN
Making our Growth Truly Inclusive: A Diversity of Perspectives
Moderator: Onyeka Obiocha, managing director at Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale
Panelists: Jacob Padrón, artistic director at Long Wharf Theatre; Alexis Smith, executive director of New Haven Legal Assistance; David Addams, executive director of William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund; Patrick Dunn, executive director of New Haven Pride Center
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