Community Matters: A New Casey Webinar Series

Posted May 8, 2014
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Community Matters: A Focus on People and Place

For more than two decades, the Casey Foun­da­tion has invest­ed in strength­en­ing low-income com­mu­ni­ties to trans­form them into places where chil­dren and fam­i­lies can thrive. We’ve learned a lot, and we’re excit­ed to share our lessons and dis­cuss the issues that emerge in com­mu­ni­ty change with oth­er fun­ders, pub­lic and pri­vate part­ners and non­prof­its doing sim­i­lar work.

That’s why we’ve launched Com­mu­ni­ty Mat­ters, a new Foun­da­tion webi­nar series that takes an in-depth look at these issues. We kicked off the series this month with Part­ner­ing With Res­i­dents in Com­mu­ni­ty Change: Strate­gies for Engage­ment and Com­mu­ni­ty Build­ing, which high­light­ed the role place-based fun­ders can play in sup­port­ing and encour­ag­ing res­i­dent-led com­mu­ni­ty change, draw­ing from our new report on our com­mu­ni­ty-build­ing work in Atlanta as well as the expe­ri­ence of the Jacobs Cen­ter for Neigh­bor­hood Inno­va­tion.

If you weren’t able to join us, you can access the record­ing and view the pre­sen­ta­tion below. We hope you’ll join us for future webi­na­rs as we con­tin­ue explor­ing the ways com­mu­ni­ty mat­ters for kids and families.

Watch the Webi­nar Record­ing of Part­ner­ing With Res­i­dents in Com­mu­ni­ty Change

Endur­ing com­mu­ni­ty change depends on neigh­bor­hood res­i­dents play­ing a cen­tral role in efforts to improve their com­mu­ni­ties, but pub­lic and pri­vate fun­ders and orga­ni­za­tions engaged in com­mu­ni­ty change often strug­gle with how to part­ner effec­tive­ly with residents.

The Jacobs Cen­ter for Neigh­bor­hood Inno­va­tion joins us in shar­ing lessons from, and var­i­ous strate­gies for, work­ing with res­i­dents to take action and dri­ve the trans­for­ma­tion of their neigh­bor­hoods into sta­ble, safe places that offer oppor­tu­ni­ties to kids and fam­i­lies. The webi­nar also explores the unique role of a place-based fun­der in sup­port­ing res­i­dent engage­ment and com­mu­ni­ty building.

Ryan Chao, Vice Pres­i­dent for Civic Sites and Com­mu­ni­ty Change, The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion (mod­er­a­tor)
Regi­nald Jones, pres­i­dent and CEO, Jacobs Cen­ter for Neigh­bor­hood Innovation
Moki Macías, Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ty Build­ing in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site

Addi­tion­al Resources

Com­mu­ni­ty Build­ing to Dri­ve Change: Strate­gies for the Atlanta Civic Site
Jacobs Cen­ter pub­li­ca­tions: Con­nect­ing Com­mu­ni­ty Learn­ing Exchange, Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Ini­tial Pub­lic Offer­ing, Com­mu­ni­ty Engage­ment Learn­ing Series

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