COLLABORATION IS KEY TO TACKLING TODAY’S BIGGEST ISSUES.
To create a Greater Philadelphia region where access to opportunity is abundant and equitable, we must work together.
Despite efforts and interest, poverty rates in Philadelphia remain stubborn to budge. To build a better, stronger future for all people, families, and communities it takes new ideas. It takes new approaches. And it takes us all.
Claim your seat at the table!
At the OpportUNITY Summit, learn how other leaders across sectors are working in partnership to create positive, lasting change.
Discover what worked and what could have potentially derailed progress. Hear about the commitment and perseverance crucial for successful collaboration.
The day will include inspirational speakers and spotlight work happening locally and right now in American cities where racial equity, social justice, economic opportunity, and upward mobility can be achieved through transformational public-private collaborations.
Breakfast and Registration
Session One: Better Connection for Better Collaboration
To make more than incremental progress on an issue as complex as poverty, we need new ways of working together that focus on empathy and connection. Grounded in research, this session will explore how we can prioritize people, relationships, and authenticity to achieve greater impact. Discover how deeper collaboration and connections can help us uncover new approaches to the most intractable challenges.
Featuring: John Kania, Collective Change Lab and Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend, Hamilton Family Charitable Trust
Session Two: Collaboration in Charlotte
In 2021, leaders in Charlotte, NC came together to launch the Mayor’s Racial Equity Initiative, a public-private partnership to help address the region’s largest-in-the-nation opportunity gap. At the Summit, learn how they worked across sectors, built trust, and aligned stakeholder efforts to launch the $250M initiative. Hear about the clear and compelling vision Charlotte’s leaders have embraced and consider the potential path for other cities—including Philadelphia–to pursue greater collaboration.
Featuring: Clay Armbrister, Johnson C. Smith University and Blair Stanford, Charlotte Executive Leadership Council
Networking and Lunch
When: Thursday, May 11, 2023
Where: Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Founder, Collective Change Lab
President, Hamilton Family Charitable Trust
President, Johnson C. Smith University
Executive Director, Charlotte Executive Leadership Council