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!
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Let’s Rebuild The Dream That Is Newark!
ECONOMIC RECOVERY WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
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
Co-founder of CityFood Resources
Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Office within the Department of Economic and Housing Development, City of Newark
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
Executive Director of the Newark Workforce Investment Board
Director for Special Projects, New Community Corporation
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. LEARN, ACT & CHANGE
Donald Carter, Jr. – Moderator
Vice President, Business Banking, Capital One
Financial Professional at The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s West Essex Agency
Creator and Host of Keeping It Rich™
Author, The One Week Budget