Dec. 5th Event: Every Child Deserves a Neighbourhood of Promise

Join us for a FREE event at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver. We will learn about lessons from "Promise Neighbourhoods" across the United States from Senior Director of PolicyLink, Michael McAfee. He will focus on how the movement is being applied to early childhood.  A Promise Neighborhood is a community of opportunity, centered around strong schools, that allow children to learn, grow, and succeed. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone, Promise Neighborhoods wrap children in high-quality, coordinated health, social, community, and educational support from the cradle to college to career.

Thursday, December 5th, 4 - 6pm

 UBC Robson Square, Lecture Theatre

This a FREE event and open to the public but space is limited.

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Michael McAfee oversees the implementation of strategies that mobilize neighborhood leaders to build communities of opportunity. The Institute amplifies results by building a national community of practice for local leaders to share tools, resources, and successes; providing support through training, webinars, strategic planning, and conferences; strategically engaging urban, rural, and tribal neighborhoods in long-term community building work; and systemically aligning public and private funding to ensure longevity and stability. Before coming to PolicyLink, McAfee served as Senior Community Planning and Development Representative in the Chicago Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and also as director of community leadership for The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and president of YouthNet of Greater Kansas City.