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Promoting Community Wealth

Symposium advances growth in communities of color 

Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs will host a community symposium focused on promoting wealth building and growth in communities of color in Ohio. The event will bring together notable national and local scholars and practitioners in the field of asset building and community economic development for the start of an ongoing dialogue on how to promote true growth in all communities.

“Wealth Building in Northeast Ohio's Communities of Color” will be held Thursday, February 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Levin College of Urban Affairs on the CSU campus.

The symposium will feature presentations by noted community development experts, including Roland Anglin, dean of the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Jeremie Greer, vice president of policy and research at Prosperity Now, Darrick Hamilton, professor of economics and urban policy at The New School and Tom Shapiro, director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University. The event will also include talks by representatives from numerous local community organizations, including the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Fund for Our Economic Future and the Hispanic Business Center.

The symposium is co-sponsored by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Growth Opportunity Partners, the Hispanic Business Center, PolicyBridge, The Ohio State University Extension and the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.

For more information on the symposium and additional public policy events hosted by the Levin College, visit