Amidst a Super Bowl championship, broad sense of economic revival, and burgeoning impact scene , Philadelphia remains the poorest big city in America. With a full quarter of the population living below the official poverty line, and half of those families living in deep poverty of below $12,000 annual income per year (ref), it is clear that strategic, layered solutions across multiple sectors are needed to address root causes and build new solutions.
Where are there opportunities to improve economic mobility for low-income residents of the city or those living in low-income communities? How can business, finance, and the “impact economy” spur economic growth and also tackle the root problems of systemic inequality? What can we learn from allies working across sectors in sustainable housing, jobs, workforce development, and grassroots organizing to collectively build a more equal and prosperous society?
Join us for an evening with leading practitioners, peers, and allies in the field; the one-hour panel will be followed by drinks & networking.
P.S. Who is your Plus 1? There’s a role for everyone if we’re going to move the needle on poverty. At a previous SOCAP 365 + ImpactPHL event, Tom Balderston challenged us to “bring a friend and add a zero” to the impact investing movement. So, please share this invitation with someone you think could also engage on this issue and bring them along!
6:00pm - Doors open & check-in
6:35pm - Welcome
6:40pm - Panel
7:30pm - Q&A
7:45pm - Networking
9:00pm - Time to say good-bye!
The panel will be recorded for distribution on SOCAP’s new podcast, “Money + Meaning”
Noelle St-Clair, Community Development Advisor and Outreach Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Alexis McCarthy Managing Director, Growth Strategies Triskeles Foundation
Anne Bovaird Nevins, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, PIDC
Gabriel Mandujano, Founder/CEO, Wash Cycle Laundry
Jodi Reynhout, Vice President of Administration, Esperanza US
Omar Woodard, Executive Director, GreenLight Fund