On Wednesday, November 15, cohosts the Urban Institute and the Citi Foundation will offer an exciting line-up of high-impact organizations and visionary thought leaders speaking about innovative programs and strategies that drive positive economic outcomes for low- and moderate-income residents across the country. Registration to “Promoting Economic Opportunity: Models that Work” is not required to watch the webcast.  The event will livestream beginning at 8:45 AM ET.

OFN President and CEO, Lisa Mensah, will deliver the keynote starting at approximately 12:20 PM. Lisa’s remarks are titled “Progress from Partnership” and will highlight how CDFIs partner across public, private, for profit, and nonprofit sectors to bring capital to the communities they serve to provide community-led resources such as facilities and businesses. For a full agenda click here.

Other featured speakers include Ja’Ron Smith, Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization Policy, Domestic Policy Council, Executive Office of the President, Bob Annibale, Global Director, Community Development and Inclusive Finance, Citi, and Gretchen Beesing, CEO, Catalyst Miami.

In related news, on November 1, Citi Foundation announced the expansion of the Community Progress Makers Fund. Six 2016 Community Progress Maker awardees are OFN Members and include: Corporation for Supportive Housing in L.A.; Enterprise Community Partners in NYC, the Bay Area and D.C.; LISC in NYC; and Latino Economic Development Corporation in D.C.


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