Date: Wednesday May 4, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Michael McAfee, Vice President for Programs at PolicyLink and Co-Director of Promise Neighbourhoods Institute
Inspired by the successful model of the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink (PNI) supports Promise Neighborhoods—communities of opportunity centered around strong schools—to wrap children in education, health, and social supports from the cradle to college to career. By effectively coordinating the efforts of schools, families, social services, health centers, and community-building programs, all children can fulfill their promise. Today, with the support of PNI, over 50 communities are planning or implementing results-focused, data-driven Promise Neighborhoods, scaling up to serve 200,000 children nationwide.
Please join Michael McAfee, Vice President for Programs at PolicyLink and Co-Director of Promise Neighbourhoods Institute for an in-depth presentation on this innovative neighbourhood program, his journey to build a legacy grounded in equity, and how PNI is using Collective Impact as a framework to build communities of opportunity.
About Michael McAfee
Dr. Michael McAfee, Vice President for Programs at PolicyLink and Co-Director Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, has spent more than 20 years serving as a results-driven leader in the government, philanthropic, and human-service sectors. Most recently, he has lead cross-sector efforts to invest more than $700 million into our nation’s most distressed communities, building communities of opportunity from cradle to career. This has culminated in the Promise Neighborhoods program, which became a permanent federal program through the authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015.
As Vice President for Programs, Michael joins the Executive and Program Teams in strategic planning, policy development, policy campaign strategy, and programmatic design and implementation at the local, state, and national levels. He is on a journey to build a legacy grounded in equity – just and fair inclusion into a society in which all are fully participating, prospering and reaching their full potential.