Evening’s Program 


Welcome – Stanley F. Druckenmiller

Opening Discussion – Angela Glover Blackwell and Geoffrey Canada

Video Presentation 

Working in Partnership – Kwame Owusu-Kesse and Jim Shelton

Testimonials from the Field 

Fostering Economic Recovery: Panel Discussion moderated by Jim Shelton, featuring:

  • Maurice Jones, CEO, OneTen Coalition
  • Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President, New America
  • Richard Raya, Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood
  • Brandon M. Scott, 52nd Mayor of Baltimore

National Youth Voice: Panel Discussion moderated by Kwame Owusu-Kesse featuring scholars from Harlem, San Antonio, and Spartanburg

Closing Remarks – Nancy Roob


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Angela Glover Blackwell

Founder in Residence, PolicyLink

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Geoffrey Canada

Founder and President,
Harlem Children’s Zone

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Stanley F. Druckenmiller

Trustee and Chairman Emeritus, Harlem Children’s Zone

Maurice A. Jones

President & CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

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Kwame Owusu-Kesse

CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone

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Cecilia Muñoz

Vice President, New America

Richard Raya Headshot

Richard Raya

Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood

Nancy Roob Headshot

Nancy Roob

CEO, Blue Meridian Partners
President & CEO, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Headshot

Mayor Brandon M. Scott

Mayor of Baltimore

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Jim Shelton

Chief Investment and Impact Officer, Blue Meridan



Harlem Children’s Zone is breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty by building up opportunities in neighborhoods, so children, families and community can thrive in school, work and life.


The William Julius Wilson Institute, housed at HCZ, is a national resource for place-based, people-focused solutions that open pathways to social and economic mobility.

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Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to problems that limit economic mobility and trap America’s young people and families in poverty.

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