Join fellow funders to discuss the Thriving Cities: A New Urban Agenda report from the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.
With a foreclosure crisis, a recent natural disaster, and a lack of needed investment, our New Jersey cities need sustainable solutions that will improve the everyday lives of its citizens for years to come. The report covers 13 priority areas which address a multitude of issues, including unemployment and underemployment, environmental injustice, homelessness, political underrepresentation, unreliable transportation, and more. These intersecting issues reflect the needs of New Jersey cities and the policy recommendations in the report reflect the potential of these communities when necessary investments are made in grassroots, community development.
We’ll hear from the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey and members from the Advisory Committee on their key recommendations and opportunities for action to help make our cities a better place for everyone. Together we’ll discuss major takeaways for funders and innovative recommendations for urban communities in New Jersey.
The Thriving Cities report spans all sectors. No matter your funding area, this is an opportunity to learn how to make your community a place to thrive. We’ll hear from the following:
Staci Berger, President and CEO, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey
Wayne Meyer, President, New Jersey Community Capital
Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, RWJBarnabas Health
Leslie Anderson, President and CEO, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority
Moderated by Michael George Johnson, Vice President and Community Development Program
Officer, JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:00 p.m. Overview of Thriving Cities Report and Panel Discussion
2:00 p.m. Q & A
2:20 p.m. Funders Discussion with Panelists
Cost: $20 for CNJG Members/$40 for Non Member Grantmakers
This fee includes the cost of lunch.
This program is open to grantmakers only.
Substitutions are strongly encouraged for all CNJG programs and events. Please notify us of all cancellations for this program on or before Friday, March 15.