PACDC hosts 2nd Annual Leadership Symposium Featuring Angela Glover Blackwell and UAC President Sharmain Matlock-Turner

December 16, 2014
On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) held its Second Annual Philadelphia Community Development Leadership Institute Symposium exploring the challenging topics in equitable development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Rose Gray, President of PACDC's Board of Directors welcomed over 40 guests. UAC President & CEOSharmain Matlock-Turner moderated the panel discussion that included keynote speaker Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder & CEO of PolicyLink; Rick Sauer, Executive Director of PACDC and UAC Board Member; Councilman Kenyatta Johnson; and Eva Gladstein, Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity.
The panel discussed how do community-based organizations partner and/or negotiate with private developers to benefit their neighborhood and how can CDCs creatively build opportunities for jobs and small business development on commercial corridors and beyond. The symposium also featured break-out sessions on modeling best practices for equitable development in Philadelphia. Sessions included Managing Relationships Between Developers and Community,

Business Development, Job Development: Success Beyond Your Commercial Corridor, Lessons Learned from West Philadelphia's Equitable Development Strategy, and Using Data to Measure Neighborhood Quality of Life. 


Click here for the extended version of PACDC's best practice models.


For a live recap of Part I and II of the panel discussion, click here: Panel Part 1 and Panel Part 2.