“Affordable housing” is about much more than bricks and mortar. It is about ensuring that families have healthy homes in neighborhoods that are safe and accessible. It is about making sure that children have a place to study so they don’t fall behind in school, and supporting the long-term sustainability of our region by ensuring that workers can live close to work. Housing is something that impacts everything we do to support our communities.
Join us to hear from the Honorable Henry Cisneros about how we can all – funders, nonprofits, business, and government - engage in a collective, multi-sector way to meet the housing needs of all of our region’s residents.
An expert in affordable housing and community building, Cisneros was appointed Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President Clinton, and served four terms as mayor of San Antonio. He is currently the executive chairman of CityView.
Jeff Edmondson Strive Network's Jeff Edmondson on the power of collective impact
Collective impact might seem like it is nothing more than the latest buzzword du jour of the social sector, but don’t be fooled: it is a highly effective model for bringing together a cross-sector set of actors around a common agenda that has shown real results.
Jeff Edmondson is the managing director of the Strive Network, a national cradle-to-career initiative that brings together leaders in philanthropy, education, business, community organizations, government, parents and other stakeholders who are committed to helping children succeed from birth through careers. Previously, he led the Strive Network of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, an initiative that brought together these diverse stakeholders to address the crisis in academic achievement, which has seen real success in improving educational outcomes for youth in the city. Jeff will share his insights from his on-the-ground experience, and his perspectives on the power, pitfalls, and potential of effective collective impact strategies.
* NOTE: Due to scheduling conflicts, Brightest Minds with Angela Glover Blackwell has been canceled. Please contact Rebekah with questions. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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