US Conference of Mayors Community Development and Housing Committee Chair

  

Mayor Setti D. Warren To Convene National Meeting To Introduce

“Economic Growth for All”, New Policy Framework To Increase Economic Mobility

 

The Brookings Institution and Opportunity Nation to release new social mobility data

 

Sessions will be held in Boston, Cambridge, and Newton 

 

NEWTON, MA – As Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Community Development and Housing Committee, Mayor Setti Warren is convening a two-day conference on October 7 and 8 to bring together leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors from across the country to launch the new “Economic Growth for All” initiative to strengthen pathways to the middle class and beyond. Panelists and participants will discuss what is being done to connect people with the economic opportunities they and their families need to be financially independent. The discussion will be centered on the initiative’s framework for bringing together leadership across the public, nonprofit, and business sectors to use data to develop strategies to promote the innovation economy in a way that provides access to economic growth for all.

 

“The Economic Growth For All” initiative is based on research from The Brookings Institution and Boston College Center for Retirement Research that Mayor Warren brought together to develop a policy framework that mayors and other leaders can use to inform their decision-making using solid data and research.

 

Sponsored by Google, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America with partners including The Brookings Institution, The Boston Foundation, Harvard University, Roxbury Community College, and Boston College, the convening’s highlights will include a public town hall held in collaboration with HUBweek, and a briefing with a presentation of new data from The Brookings Institution and Opportunity Nation.

 

Additional speakers include leadership from Casey Family Programs, The Boston Foundation, The Brookings Institution, Harvard University, United Way Worldwide, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Roxbury Community College. Mayors from across the country, including Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence, Rhode Island, Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky, and Mayor Ashley Swearengin of Fresno, California will attend and participate.  

Members of the media are welcome to attend the following sessions:

Wednesday, October 7:

12:30-2pm Convening Kick-off, Initiative Launch, and Exclusive Release of New Data from The Brookings Institution and Opportunity Nation with The Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, Suite #1000, Boston

Welcome: Mayor Setti D. Warren and Mrs. Tassy Warren

Host and Moderator: Boston Foundation President Paul Grogan

 

Featuring:

• Richard Reeves (Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution)

• Russell Krumnow (Managing Director, Opportunity Nation)

• Jessica Martin (Director, Boston Indicators Project, The Boston Foundation Indicators Project)

• James A. Riccio (Director of the Low-Wage Workers and Communities policy area, MDRC)

• Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher (Boston College Center for Retirement Research)

• Mark Funkhouser (Publisher, Governing magazine)

• Mayor Setti D. Warren (Newton, MA)

 

7:45-9:15pm HUBweek Town Hall: “Economic Growth For All”

Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Center, 1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury Crossing, Boston. (Presented by Microsoft & Bank of America)

 

A“town hall” discussion with mayors and thought leaders from the public and private sector from across the country. Discussion will focus on what is being done to connect people with the economic opportunities they and their families need to be financially independent. (HUBweek is a weeklong series of events and experiences, taking place all throughout Greater Boston October 3-10, 2015.)

 

Remarks:

• President Drew Gilpin Faust (Harvard University)

• President Valerie Roberson (Roxbury Community College)

• State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (Boston, MA)

• Greetings from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

 

Moderator: Brian McGrory (Editor, Boston Globe)

Panelists:

• Mayor Greg Fischer (Louisville, KY)

• Richard Reeves (Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution)

• President Valerie Roberson (Roxbury Community College)

• Mayor Ashley Swearengin (Fresno, CA)

• Bridgette Wallace (Founder, SkyLab)

• Mayor Setti Warren (Newton, MA)

 

Thursday, October 8th:

10:45-11:30am: Press Conference with Mayors, Other Leaders, and Panelists

Campus of Boston College, Corcoran Commons Building. Members of the media who wish to attend this press conference please arrive at 10:45am and go to the second floor landing where a room has been set aside as a gathering area. The press conference will begin at 11am. Speakers will discuss several topics, including the need for increased CDBG and HOME funding, federal workforce development legislation, and pending national transportation legislation.

 For more information on this conference please contact: Jacquelyn Goddard at jgoddard@newtonma.gov.    

(This event is accessible by the MBTA Green Line Boston College branch and paid parking is available in the Commonwealth Garage on the Boston College campus which can be located by entering the campus from the gate at St. Ignatius Church on Commonwealth Avenue.)

 

 

 

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