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Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


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Next Generation Community Revitalization: Sharing Lessons Across Networks Webinar


April 12, 2012, 11:30 am–12:30 pm (Central Time)

Community revitalization efforts are underway across the country. Six prominent networks—LISCís Building Sustainable Communities program, Promise Neighborhoods, Choice Neighborhoods, Strive, Purpose Built Communities, and Living Citiesí Integration Initiative—today encompass 150 sites.

In a new report, Next Generation Community Revitalization: A Work in Progress, researchers from The Bridgespan Group look across these networks and find grounds for optimism about this generationís potential to outperform their predecessors. At the same time, the researchers see sites facing common barriers across a set of critical management challenges such as how to incorporate evidence-based practices into existing program offerings and how to build and sustain accountable partnerships.

While there are no definitive answers for overcoming many of these barriers, lessons learned and better practices are emerging. This webinar will include a brief overview of the findings from the ďNext GenerationĒ report. But the real goal is to spark an interactive discussion about the challenges you are encountering in your work and what you – and others – are doing in response.


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Michael McAfee is the director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink where he oversees the Instituteís community outreach and technical assistance efforts. Dr. McAfee has spent 19 years serving as a social entrepreneur in the government, philanthropic, and human service sectors.

Rohit Menezes is a manager in the New York office of The Bridgespan Group. His work spans the domains of education, youth development, community revitalization and public health. Rohit has co-authored Planning a Promise Neighborhood, Four Pillars of Growth for Youth-Serving Nonprofits, and Next Generation Community Revitalization: A Work in Progress.

Nan Stone is the founding knowledge partner at The Bridgespan Group. She has co-authored a number of Bridgespanís seminal articles including Zeroing in on Impact and Delivering on the Promise of Nonprofits. She is the co-author of Next Generation Community Revitalization: A Work in Progress.

Chris Walker is director for research and assessment for LISC. He is responsible for conducting and disseminating research on community developmentís contributions to the well-being of individuals, families and communities, including evaluation of LISCís Building Sustainable Communities program.


Participation & Registration

This webinar is open to all. The registration link will close on April 10.

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