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Connecting Communities: Integrating Economic Inclusion to Strengthen Local Economies

March 9, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EST

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This webinar is now available to watch on-demand.

Can centering racial equity help fuel a more inclusive small business recovery? Lead to new solutions to addressing housing or workforce equity challenges in underserved communities? Join us for a Connecting Communities webinar discussing three years of learnings from the Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program. ROC, a national training program led by national research and practitioner experts, helps participants frame, contextualize, and organize around a community challenge. The program was developed by the Philadelphia Fed and conducted in partnership with Federal Reserve Banks around the country. During this virtual event, past cohort members will share what they’ve learned and how they’re carrying forward the work they started through ROC to remove barriers to inclusive regional growth.


Laurie Girardi
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
United Way of Delaware

Joanne Nelson
Boone County Community Services

Neelu Panth
Senior Community Affairs Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Nic Steele
Executive Director
Access Community Capital Inc.

Jennie Blizzard

Jennie Blizzard
Communications Advisor
Fed Communities

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About Connecting Communities®

Real people. Real research. Real conversations.

Connecting Communities is a Federal Reserve-sponsored webinar series providing timely information on community and economic development issues. It complements Fed community development outreach initiatives conducted through the 12 regional Reserve Banks and Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Have questions about the program? Contact us