Banner: Four images of young adults for the Creating a More Inclusive Economy: Igniting Systems That Produce Results for Youth Employment
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia


Monday, March 5, 2018
3:30 p.m. Registration
4:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kisha Bird, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) [Presentation Adobe PDF file format]
Stuart Andreason, Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  Economic Opportunity: Reflections on Workforce Practice, Innovation, and Policy
Tim Gunn, Opportunity Youth United
Chauncy Lennon, JP Morgan Chase
  Closing Remarks
Leslie Boissiere, Annie E. Casey Foundation
5:15 Networking reception
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kisha Bird
Stuart Andreason
Shanice Turner,
YearUp, United Way, and Opportunity Youth United
9:20 Leading on Opportunity: Building Social Capital and Confronting Segregation
James Ford, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force
9:45 Setting the Context: Regional Perspectives on Barriers and Opportunities
Moderator: Kisha Bird
Lesley Grady, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Taifa Smith Butler, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Shanice Turner
Ellen Zinkiewicz, Nashville Career Advancement Center
11:00 Break
11:15 Building a Talent Development Pipeline: What Works in Workforce and Economic Development
Moderator: Stuart Andreason
Lashon Amado,
Opportunity Youth United
Heidi Kaplan, Federal Reserve Board [Presentation Adobe PDF file format]
Katrina Mitchell, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
12:15 p.m. Lunch

Not Just about a Job: Systems Building for Greater Youth Inclusion in the Economy
Olivia Golden, CLASP
Edward DeJesus, DeJesus Solutions
1:45 Strong Systems, Strong Programs: Connecting Local Systems
Moderator: Mala Thakur, MDC Inc.
Jeri Muoio, Mayor, City of West Palm Beach, Florida
Richie Knight, HW Creative Marketing
Shawnice Jackson, Opportunity Youth United
3:15 Break
3:30 Facilitated Discussion: From Regional to National: Galvanizing Support for National Movement and Bringing It Home
Edward DeJesus
Kimberly Pham, Opportunity Youth United
4:30 Adjournment
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