October 29, 2013

At the Leadership Newark (LN) Public Policy Summit, we are excited to announce that the following speakers will be joining us for stimulating Economic Recovery workshops during our morning sessions. These sessions, each moderated by a facilitator, will allow attendees to take a deeper look at money and the economy as we try to make “Dollars and Sense”.

REGISTER NOW and Learn, Act and make a Change with us on this Saturday, November 2nd!

To register for the Summit, Online Go to https://lnsummit.ticketbud.com/ (best results if using Firefox or Safari). To use a paper registration form, email leadershipnewark@leadershipnewark.org or call 973-350-9200.

Let’s Rebuild The Dream That Is Newark!


Workshop A: Healthy & Green Economic Opportunities for Urban America

Race and socioeconomics play a huge role in a community’s ability to access healthy food and well-maintained open spaces. What is our collective responsibility to self-determine a healthier environment, which contributes to better quality of life FOR ALL? Join a distinguished panel as they discuss the environment & its role in our health and economy. LEARN, ACT & CHANGE!

Duval Orisis James – Moderator

CEO/Founder of Customers Addvocate LLC and UrbanGoGreen

Kevin Moore

Co-founder of CityFood Resources

Stephanie Greenwood

Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Office within the Department of Economic and Housing Development, City of Newark

Adam Guiliano

Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Workshop B: Workforce Development in the 21st Century

People who live in poverty are in poverty because they do not have the income or economic resources to adequately support the basic necessities. This causes a widening of the wealth gap, which is a critical issue facing many households today. The need to prepare and educate a viable workforce for jobs of today and tomorrow should be priority #1. Employers may create great jobs, but we must have a workforce skilled to do the job at hand. Join this distinguished panel as they share their expertise on how urban centers can better prepare the workforce to earn and maintain livable wages. LEARN, ACT & CHANGE!

Dr. Roland Anglin, Ph.D. – Moderator

Director and Associate Research Professor, The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies

Nelida Valentin

Executive Director of the Newark Workforce Investment Board

Richard Cammerieri

Director for Special Projects, New Community Corporation

Rodney Brutton

Chief Administrative Officer/Director of Workforce Development, New Community Corporation

Workshop C: Dollars & Sense: Money Matters in Your Community presented by Prudential

Managing day-to-day expenses can be challenging enough. But adding the pressures of mounting debt, saving for college and paying down student loans makes financial challenges feel overwhelming. However, building wealth, in particular wealth that can be passed on to future generations is critical to your family and the strength of the broader Newark community. Join Prudential and other distinguished panelists to understand how policy impacts the ability of urban communities to build intergenerational wealth and discuss how to get out of debt, save wisely and move from saving to investing in order to secure your financial future. 

Donald Carter, Jr. – Moderator

Vice President, Business Banking, Capital One

George Barnes

Financial Professional at The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s West Essex Agency

Sakina Spruell

Creator and Host of Keeping It Rich™

Tiffany Aliche

Author, The One Week Budget