Health Foundation of South Florida, Citi Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta held a dynamic convening that enabled attendees to explore opportunities for place-based institutions to utilize their procurement systems, employment pipelines and community investments/community benefit activities to improve economic inclusion in South Florida and support their own institutional goals and priorities.
With the conference room at capacity, the enthusiasm was overflowing from the attendees representing higher education, health care, government, community/economic development, finance and philanthropy. We now have our marching orders, “Let’s get going”. Health Foundation will be working on next steps and a concrete action plan. In the interim, conference materials, photos and a great video are linked below for your review.
December 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
11:30-12:00pm Lunch and Networking
12:00-12:15pm Welcoming Remarks
12:15-12:30pm The Economic Opportunity Landscape in South Florida
A discussion on labor market, wage, and housing trends for low-and-middle income workers in South Florida.
12:30-1:30pm The Anchor Effect: Building Community Health and Wealth
A conversation on the role anchor institutions play in community wealth building, the benefits of adopting an anchor mission, and strategies for becoming more engaged in building an inclusive economy.
1:30-2:20pm Moving Forward with an Anchor Mission
A discussion among meeting participants on (1) the value of adopting the anchor mission for your own institution; and (2) entry points, barriers, and opportunities for implementation of anchor strategies that enhance organizational mission attainment and community development.
2:20-2:30pm Wrap Up & Next Steps