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Pop-Up Panel: Getting Economic Growth to the Neighborhoods that Need It

  • Antiquite Midtown 2114 P Street Sacramento, CA, 95816 United States (map)

One of the City of Sacramento’s big initiatives: Come up with the right jobs strategy that boosts all of its neighborhoods, especially those with less-than average employment rates and high poverty.

Last year, the City launched Project Prosper, an initiative to spark a conversation among its residents on equitable and inclusive growth within neighborhoods. It also issued its second round of Rapid Acceleration, Innovation and Leadership in Sacramento (RAILS) grants last summer, focusing the funding this time on organizations that promise to support innovation and entrepreneurship in underserved communities.

So how is that going? How is that resident feedback at Town Hall meetings being used? What is the funding being spent on, and who and where is it benefiting? And how can the City’s government, businesses, nonprofits and individuals make these efforts turn into tangible economic growth and good jobs that boost people’s incomes and improve the neighborhoods they live in?

Join us for another “cocktail conversation” with some Sacramentans who are giving their all to boost economic growth in neighborhoods that need it — and find out how you can help them with their efforts.


* Nicholas Haystings - president and executive director of Square Root Academy, a nonprofit that puts on after-school programs and community events in STEM skills for underrepresented students

* Michael Jasso - Sacramento’s assistant city manager for innovation, economic development and community development

* Mariah Lichtenstern - founding partner and managing director of DiverseCity Ventures, a venture capital firm that funds tech companies run by underserved founders

* Sean Daniel Murphy - CEO of ICA Fund Good Jobs, a nonprofit, impact investment firm focused on creating jobs and economic opportunity in San Francisco and Oakland’s inner cities

* Tyrone Roderick Williams - director of Sacramento Promise Zone, and director of development for Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

$10 admission for 21 and over
Free admission for students under age 21 with school ID
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