The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is excited to announce a new opportunity for community members to come together to learn, grow and collaborate. The Community Learning Series, which will take place 2-3 times each year, are part of our efforts to elevate awareness, generate discussion and encourage action around issues of broad community importance.
The Community Learning Series will always be free and open to the public, and the topic will vary to address current community needs and concerns. The format and location of the Series will also vary to make sure we’re allowing for discussion, information sharing and a diverse set of perspectives. Some of the Series will be presentations or learning opportunities, others will be panel discussions or roundtables.
Community Learning Series: Growth, Inclusion and Opportunity in the Local Economy
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 3rd St SE, downtown
Open to the public: community members, nonprofits, donors, volunteers
To elevate awareness, generate discussion and encourage action around issues of broad community importance.
By Friday, May 24th at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 319-774-2375.
Please join us for the Community Learning Series: Growth, Inclusion and Opportunity in the Local Economy. We will host Susan Longworth, senior business economist in the community development and policy studies division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Susan, who has over 20 years of community development experience, will present on “Preliminary Findings from Focus Groups on Economic Inclusion in Smaller Cities,” a study of what cities like Cedar Rapids can do to extend economic opportunity to all residents. This study conducted focus groups in 13 Midwestern cities whose economies are becoming less concentrated on manufacturing, including Cedar Rapids. Following the presentation, there will be time for participant conversation and questions.