Person The New York Times

Jason DeParle 

DeParle is a reporter for The New York Times, based in Washington, DC. For more than 20 years, he has written extensively about issues involving poverty.

Person StrivePartnership

Nia Baucke 

Nia Baucke manages communications and community engagement for the StrivePartnership, ultimately sharing the message of supporting every child, every step of the way, from cradle to career throughout the partnership and in the broader community.

Person The McKnight Foundation

Kate Wolford 

Ms. Wolford became president of The McKnight Foundation in December 2006. Prior to joining McKnight she spent 13 years as president of a Maryland-based nonprofit relief agency.

Person Propeller

Andrea Chen 

Andrea oversees the Propeller team, operations and strategic direction.

Person Living Cities

Shamika Lawrence 

Shamika Lawrence was a Senior Administrative Assistant with Living Cities.

Person Third Sector Capital Partners

Caroline Whistler 

Caroline is CEO and co-founder of Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.

Person IFF

Andrea Arnold 

Andrea Arnold is Assistant Director of Resource Development at IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest.

Person StriveTogether

Kaci Roach 

Kaci Roach is a Senior Manager, Knowledge for StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. In her role, Kaci organizes knowledge gained from working with Cradle to Career Partnerships around the country to build resources and interactive tools fo…

Person Seattle & King County

Kirsten Wysen 

Kirsten Wysen is a Project Manager, Public Health--Seattle & King County in the Director’s Office. She also is the Initiative Director of The Integration Initiative site in Seattle.

Person Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Jessica Huey 

Jessica Huey is a MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Person Living Cities

Alyssa Smaldino 

Alyssa Smaldino is Senior Associate at Living Cities, where she manages projects that advance inclusive economic growth and racial equity in service of closing racial wealth gaps in US cities.

Person The Kresge Foundation

Rip Rapson 

Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, which contributed $100 million to Detroit’s “Grand Bargain.” He is also Chairman of the Living Cities board.

Person Venture Capital Investor

Monique Woodard 

Monique is an early stage investor at the intersection of technology and emerging demographics.

Person Streetwyze

Antwi Akom 

Antwi Akom, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and CEO of Streetwyze, a platform that helps cities and communities, patients and providers improve health and build better communities.

Person Government Alliance on Race and Equity

Julie Nelson 

Julie Nelson is Senior Vice-President of Programs at the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) and the Founding Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE).

Person Living Cities

Shannon Jordy 

Shannon is a researcher and storyteller with an over 15-year career in workforce policy, strategic communications, and urban planning. She is currently focused on the learning and evaluation of initiatives at Living Cities, as well as its corporate …

Person Living Cities

Demetric Duckett 

Demetric works to blend public, private and philanthropic financial resources in new ways to better meet the needs of cities and their low-income residents.

Person Living Cities

Megan McGlinchey 

Megan is an Associate at Living Cities, where she works at the intersection of learning, performance management and storytelling.

Person Design Impact

Kate Hanisian 

Kate, Executive Director and Co-founder of Design Impact, has over fifteen years of professional experience in creative social sector development.

Person Project Equity

Alison Lingane 

Alison Lingane is co-founder of Project Equity, which builds economic resiliency in low-income communities by increasing worker ownership.