Audio Conference Series:
Cities Promote Opportunity
CLASP-managed Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity and the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education & Families are excited to co-sponsor a series of three national audio conferences in fall 2012 entitled “Cities Promote Opportunity.” Each call will explore policies, innovations and strategies that are helping to increase economic opportunity at the local level, with key stakeholders sharing tips on implementing their ideas.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at 3 pm E.T.
Employers in Savannah, Ga. are increasingly at the forefront of new steps to provide opportunity and remove barriers to success. STEP UP Savannah has been working in the community since it started as a task force in 2003. It has learned a lot of lessons including that it takes time to build not just opportunity but also community commitment for change. Originally housed at the Chamber of Commerce, STEP UP has always included businesses as key partners. Today, businesses like IKEA are taking even more of a role with many articulating the business case for reducing poverty.
This audio conference will explore how STEP UP is promoting opportunity and ways businesses can make a real difference in local anti-poverty efforts.
This is the third of three audio conferences in the Cities Promote Opportunity series.
Register for this Nov. 15th audio conference below! Space is limited.