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National Coalition of Promise Zones 2021 Federal Convening

The National Coalition of Promise Zones (NCPZ) partnered with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Liaisons to host and moderate the National Coalition of Promise Zones 2021 Federal Convening, a series of 9 virtual sessions with presentations from federal agencies, change agents, and community leaders. 33 presenters/panelists who respectively represented 12 federal agencies, four White House councils/offices, two community organizations, and one university shared information about federal funding, resources, opportunities, and information/results related to federal initiatives or resources for place-based collective community development. The session topics focused on: Economic Stability, Neighborhoods & Built Environment, Education, Health & Healthcare, Social & Community Context, Equitable Broadband Infrastructure, Building an Equitable Green Economy, and a panel discussion session with White House office and council representatives. There was also a special keynote address by Geoffrey Canada (President, Harlem Children’s Zone) focused on ‘Adaptive Leadership for Systems Change’.

 

The presentations were attended by a total of 549 attendees from across the country, Promise Zone leaders of community-based organizations (CBO), businesses, school districts, colleges/universities, elected officials, and other leaders. An average of over 61 attendees joined each presentation to learn about federal programs and efforts that have positively impacted low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities. HUD Community Liaisons moderated the presentation sessions to provide transition between presentation topics, presenter panelists, and facilitate Q&A opportunities between the attendees and presenters. Each presentation’s goal was to educate and empower Promise Zone leaders about resources and their use for impacting communities.

 

The sessions were recorded to provide ongoing opportunities for individuals, organizations, and communities to benefit from the information shared. Respective Promise Zones may assist by connecting to federal agency representatives and other partners.

 

National Coalition of Promise Zones is a volunteer group of organizations from around the country who are focused on Place-Based Collective Community Development. More information about the National Coalition of Promise Zones and links to each member’s respective websites may be found at www.ncpz.org

 

NCPZ sessions recordings are available on the Sacramento Promise Zone (SPZ) YouTube Channel (NCPZ 2021 Federal Convening playlist) or on the Sacramento Promise Zone Facebook page in the ‘videos’ section of the SPZ page.

Session details, recordings, and presentation slide decks available below.

Opening Session

 

Opening Remarks:

Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Opening Remarks:

Michele Perez, Assistant Deputy Secretary

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

State of Promise Zones Presentation:

Erich Yost, Senior Community Planning and Development Specialist

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

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Click to View  Session Recording on YouTube

Economic Stability

Speakers from

 

U.S. Economic Development Administration

Small Business Administration

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Click to View SBA Presentation Slides

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Education

Speakers from

 

U.S. Department of Education

Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Click to View IMLS Presentation Slides

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Neighborhoods & Built Environment

 

Special Keynote Address

 

Geoffrey Canada

President,

Harlem Children's Zone

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Health & Healthcare

Speakers from

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with The Center for Black Women's Wellness

 

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Click to View Part 1 EPA Presentation Slides

Click to View Part 2 EPA Presentation Slides

Click to View HHS + CBWW Presentation Slides

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The White House

Speakers from

 

Interagency Council

Diversity Council

Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Council on Native American Affairs

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Social & Community Context

Speakers from

 

University of Southern California

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Social Security Administration

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Click to View Part 1 SSA Presentation Slides

Click to View Part 2 SSA Presentation Slides

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Equitable Broadband Infrastructure

Speakers from

 

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

Click to View NTIA Presentation Slides

Click to View USDA Presentation Slides

Click to View Session Recording on YouTube

Building an Equitable Green Economy

Speakers from

 

AmeriCorps

U.S. Economic Development Administration

Environmental Protection Agency

Small Business Administration

Click to View AmeriCorps Presentation Slides

Click to View EDA Presentation Slides

Click to View Part 1 EPA Presentation Slides

Click to View Part 2 EPA Presentation Slides

Click to View SBA Presentation Slides

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