Building Stronger Communities Summit: An Exercise in Collective Impact

  • Coppin State University - Talon Center 2500 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21216 United States

Look forward to a day filled with:

  • Speakers addressing today's emerging issues
  • Knowledge sharing round-table discussions
  • Breakfast and a delicious networking lunch
  • Interactive and entertaining hands-on labs

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Earl S. Richardson
President, Morgan State University 1984 - 2010

Topic: The Role of Historically Black Institutions in Community Development & Renewal.

Join in engaging discussions led by: 
Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa – Baltimore City Police Department
Dr. D. Jason DeSousa, UMES Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Dr. N. Joyce Payne – Founder, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Mr. Chriss Knisley - President, Haystax Technology 

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Earl S. Richardson
President, Morgan State University 1984 - 2010

Topic: The Role of Historically Black Institutions in Community Development & Renewal.

Join in engaging discussions led by: 
Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa – Baltimore City Police Department
Dr. D. Jason DeSousa, UMES Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Dr. N. Joyce Payne – Founder, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Mr. Chriss Knisley - President, Haystax Technology

Conference Mission: To apply a Collective Impact approach towards strengthening marginalized communities. Connecting strategic stakeholders for identifying a successful synergistic and systematic approach to change.
  • Identify how private industry, NGOs and institutions of higher learning (HBCUs and MSIs) can be best utilized as the conduit for partnerships in community development and economic growth.
  • What initiatives should be implemented in order to develop a successful Center for Community Partnerships for Economic Development, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Education, Youth Development, Job Creation, Community Building, and Public Safety.
  • Identify pathways from access to success by preparing our youth for careers of the future in cyber-based technologies.
  • How we can best create trust between the community and those who serve it; closing the gap between law enforcement and communities, creating safer communities and better environments for growth.

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