Annual NH Summit on Systemic Inclusion

Wednesday, October 13 2021 8:30 AM - Friday, October 15 2021 3:00 PM [EDT]

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Wednesday, October 13 2021 8:30 AM - Friday, October 15 2021 3:00 PM [EDT]

 

 

 

 

The NH Bankers Association, NH Municipal Association, Economic Vitality NH, and our other partners join NCDE in inviting you!

 

 

 

Annual New Hampshire Summit on Systemic Inclusion

 

 

 

October 13-15, 2021

 

Virtual Sessions

 

 

 

This will not be a “sit-and-listen” conference but rather an action-oriented conversation leading to tangible gains, moving low-income learners of all ages out of intergenerational poverty. Come join us!

 

 

 

 

Invitees – State and local leaders from:

 

  •  ·      Banks, credit unions and other Financial institutions                     

  • ·       Educational systems

  • ·       Foundations

  • ·       Workforce development

  • ·       Organizations representing the underserved and underrepresented

 

 

 

Key Outcomes

 

 ·      - Celebrate trailblazing progress since last year’s NH summit on systemic (financial, economic, educational, and digital) inclusion

 

·       - Engage in intensive action-planning to collaboratively shape concrete next steps to build more vibrant, inclusive communities

 

·       - Learn about stellar resources for thriving New Hampshire families and communities

 

 

 

Day One – October 13th

 

 

 

8:30 – 8:55AM   Opening remarks, “Systemic Inclusion: Building a High-Skill, High-Wage Inclusive Economy”, Dr. Robert McLaughlin, executive director, National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE)

 

 

 

 

9:00 – 9:40AM   Keynote address with Q&A, “Aligning Educational, CRA, and Philanthropic Investments for Economic Opportunity and Vitality”, Kimelyn Harris, senior vice president for ESG and public policy, Bank of America. Introductory remarks by Kristy Merrill, president, New Hampshire Bankers Association.

 

 

 

 

9:45 – 10:15AM“The Manchester Systemic Inclusion Example”, panel with Q&A, moderated by Bob McLaughlin, NCDE. Panelists include:

 

 

 

                             Barry Brensinger, coordinator, Manchester Proud

 

Kathy Cook, Bean Foundation

 

Dr. Mary Ford, director of educational inclusion, NCDE

 

                                    James Robbins, senior vice-president, Bangor Savings Bank

 

Ken Sheldon, New Hampshire president, Bank of America

 

 

 

      10:30 – 10:50AM Key Systemic Inclusion Initiatives in New Hampshire, facilitated by Dr. Paul Resta,

 

board chair, NCDE. Panelists:

 

                            

 

Financial Inclusion (Bank On New Hampshire): Bob McLaughlin, NCDE

 

Economic Inclusion:  Building inclusive career pathways: Mary Ford, NCDE

 

Educational Inclusion – NH’s proposed new school approval rules: Fred Bramante,

 

executive director, National Center for Competency-Based Learning

 

Digital Inclusion: Carol Miller, director of broadband Initiatives, NCDE

 

 

 

 

11:00 – 12:30PM  Building inclusive career pathways for Manchester youths and adults into banking

 

and teaching: Co-facilitated by Amy Allen, assistant superintendent, Manchester School District; Jamie Nadeau (Invited), Manchester branch manager, Bangor Savings Bank; and Mary Ford, NCDE.

 

 

 

 

1:30 – 3:00PM   Bank On New Hampshire: how do we educate our youth to start saving and becoming

 

banked at early age?  Facilitated by Paul McLaughlin, home ownership program director,  NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire; and Mary Ford, NCDE.

 

 

 

Day Two – October 14th

 

 

 

8:25 – 8:30AM   Welcoming remarks, “Key insights, questions and challenges from Day One”, Bob McLaughlin, NCDE

 

 

 

 

8:30 – 9:15AM  Opening panel: “Scaling collaborative investments statewide to lift low-income

 

learners out of poverty – fostering alignment of education, CRA and philanthropic investments and advocacy”. Moderated by Bob McLaughlin, NCDE. Panelists

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usanne Cameron (invited), New England regional manager, community engagement,

 

JPMorgan Chase

 

                                    Joseph Doiron, director of workforce development, NH Dept. of Business and Economic

 

Affairs

 

                                    Cary Gladstone, senior director, asset building strategies, Granite United Way

 

                                    Talmira Hill, strategic advisor, NH Funders Forum

 

                          

 

9:30 – 11:00AM Building inclusive career pathways for low-income youths and adults: how might we

 

best support community-wide collaboration among career pathways efforts? Facilitated by Dina Karlon, education and credential specialist, Southern NH Services at DHHS NH Employment Program, Ally Joseph, executive director, My Turn; and Mary Ford, NCDE.

 

 

 

11:05 – 12:35PM Building the Bank On New Hampshire Coalition:  what are best next steps to further

 

develop the new Bank On New Hampshire initiative?  Facilitated by Liz Gray, executive director, NH Small Business Development Center, and Cary Gladstone, senior director, asset building strategies, Granite United Way.

 

 

 

 

1:00 – 3:00PM   Affordable Broadband Statewide:  Advising efforts to spur broadband investment for affordable access in underserved. Co-facilitated by Margaret Byrnes, executive director, NH Municipal Association, Leo Dwyer, NH Broadband LLC, and Carol Miller, director of broadband Initiatives, NCDE.

 

 

 

 

Day Three – October 15th

 

 

 

9:30 – 11:00AM Education-Driven Economic Development (ED2) Topic #2: A New Vision for New

 

Hampshire’s High Schools.  Initial briefing by Tom Raffio, president and chief executive officer, Northeast Delta Dental, and chair, New Hampshire Coalition for Business and Education.  Discussion facilitated by Fred Bramante, executive director, National Center for Competency-Based Learning. 

 

 

 

 

11:05 – 12:35PM  Fostering financial and digital inclusion:  bundling new and refurbished computers

 

with Bank On accounts and financial literacy for NH’s low-income learners of all ages. Facilitated by Carol Miller and Bob McLaughlin, NCDE.

 

 

 

1:30 – 3:00 PM  Education-Driven Economic Development (ED2): Building ED2 -- an Education-Driven Economic Development System. Initial briefing by Matt Guruge, chief executive officer of Awato; and Fred Bramante, executive director, National Center for Competency-Based Learning. Discussion facilitated by Zenagui Brahim, president, New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

 

 

 

 

Summit Partners

 

 

 

Awato

 

Bangor Savings Bank

 

Bank of America

 

Citizen’s Bank

 

Economic Vitality New Hampshire

 

T. L. Hill Group

 

MERLOT

 

My Turn

 

NAACP Manchester

 

National Coalition for Competency-Based Learning

 

New Hampshire Bankers Association

 

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

 

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

 

New Hampshire Electric Co-op

 

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership

 

New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative

 

New Hampshire Small Business Development Center

 

New Hampshire Society for Technology Education

 

NH Broadband LLC

 

PlanITROI

 

Skills Commons

 

University of New Hampshire

 

National Collaborative for Digital Equity

www.digitalequity.us

The tax-exempt, Weare NH-based National Collaborative for Digital Equity fosters joint investments by leaders in banking, education, philanthropy, workforce development and diversity to support systemic inclusion -- financial, economic, educational and digital -- for low- and moderate-income (LMI) learners of all ages.

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