Atlanta Foundations Forum: Civic Entrepreneurship

Join us as we learn about civic problems and how they are being solved through gaining voice from the community.

 Start Date - End Date

October 17, 2019

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Friday, October 11, 2019

Registration Deadline

Friday, October 11, 2019

Leveraging Creativity & Philanthropy for Social Impact in Atlanta

WHEN: Thursday, October 17th at 11:30am - 1:30pm (EST)
WHERE: RFD Social at Ponce City Market
(675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308)

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According to the Opportunity Atlas, a research collaboration between the Census Bureau, Harvard University, and Brown University, Atlanta is one of the least equitable cities in the United States. Their research illustrates how the neighborhoods in which children grow up shape children’s outcomes in adulthood. Each day, powerful systemic forces create barriers to success; making it difficult for many of our neighbors to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes. The tension between the region’s prosperity and social immobility has inspired a new crop of innovators looking to make a lasting impact in restoring the American Dream.

Atlanta’s social entrepreneurs are reframing entrenched problems and developing creative, collaborative solutions. A growing ecosystem of organizations, initiatives, and funders are stepping up to support this work. Many of them aspire to make Atlanta a hub for the teaching, learning and scaling of community-driven ideas by community leaders.

Join us as we explore the opportunities of creative impact work and hear directly from field leaders about their challenges and successes in this emerging field of philanthropy.

Heather Infantry
Executive Director, Generator

John Kennebrew
John Kennebrew, Founder, Showcase Group

Rohit Malhotra
Founder & Executive Director, Center for Civic Innovation

Susanna Spiccia
Founder, re:imagine/ATL & KidOpal

For questions regarding this event, please contact S.E. Spencer, SECF's programs & partnerships associate.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
SECF Member Registration $0.00
SECF Non-Member Registration $0.00

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RFD Social
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

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