Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference - The Promise of Promise Zones

The 2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference is less than two months away. This year’s conference includes several sessions that will tackle some of most complex challenges in place-based revitalization efforts. One session – The Promise of Promise Zones: Aligning Neighborhood, City and Federal Revitalization Efforts - will explore Promise Zones. As one of the administration’s most recent place-based initiatives, Promise Zones aims to strengthen some of our nation's highest poverty and most challenged communities by creating jobs, increasing economic activity, improving educational opportunities, reducing violent crime, and leveraging private investment in a defined geographic area of high need. 

At the 2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference, participants will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of neighborhood and city representatives from the Los Angeles Promise Zone. Panelists will explore how they are aiming to integrate multiple neighborhood initiatives and align city and federal policy and investments to support this work.

Have you registered for the Neighborhood Revitalization Conference? Be sure to register by June 24, 2014. The conference will take place July 24-25 in Washington, DC.

Want to learn more about Promise Zones? Check out the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Promise Zones Brief.

Be sure to check back as the Investing in Community Change blog will highlight featured speakers and conference sessions. 

We look forward to seeing you in July!

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