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Leveraging American Rescue Plan Act Funding to Accelerate Learning

May 5, 2021

The William Julius Wilson Institute at Harlem Children’s Zone the first installment of a two-part webinar on Leveraging American Rescue Plan Funding to Accelerate Learning, focusing on strategies for applying funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to achieve an equitable recovery and student learning.

 

May 25, 2021

The William Julius Wilson Institute at Harlem Children’s Zone hosted the second installment of a two-part webinar, Applying American Rescue Plan Funding to Accelerate Summer Learning, featuring remarks by Harlem Children’s Zone President and Founder Geoffrey Canada and American Federation of Teacher’s President Randi Weingarten. At the session, they discussed advocacy for summer learning and the allocation of ARP funding.

 

Funding, Fiscal Transparency, and a Racial Equity Government Agenda

March 17, 2021

The William Julius Wilson Institute at Harlem Children’s Zone joined Results for America (R4A) and PolicyLink to host a virtual summit, Funding, Fiscal Transparency, and a Racial Equity Government Agenda. In this webinar, the organizations joined local leaders from Salt Lake City to explore place-based efforts and the American Rescue Plan Act.

February 25, 2021

The William Julius Wilson Institute at Harlem Children’s Zone and Blue Meridian Partners joined to host Race and Place: The Link Between Racial Inequity, Mobility, and Place-Based Efforts. The event featured a discussion between Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink, and Geoffrey Canada, founder and president of Harlem Children’s Zone; a panel discussion moderated by Jim Shelton, featuring Maurice Jones, CEO, OneTen Coalition, Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President, New America, Richard Raya, Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood, and Brandon M. Scott, 52nd Mayor of Baltimore; a National Youth Voice panel discussion moderated by Kwame Owusu-Kesse, CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and scholars from Harlem, San Antonio, and Spartanburg; and closing remarks from Nancy Roob, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, and the CEO of Blue Meridian Partners.

Leveraging the Power of Place: Strengthening the Field from Networks to Neighborhoods

January 19, 2021

The William Julius Wilson Institute at Harlem Children’s Zone hosted a virtual summit focused on place-based, cradle-to-career solutions to confront systemic inequities devastating low-income communities, especially communities of color. Practitioners at Leveraging the Power of Place: Strengthening the Field from Networks to Neighborhoods advocated for systems change through neighborhood capacity building, effective school-community partnerships, and public sector engagement to change the odds for a generation of young people.

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