From the Philadelphia Fed:
The Philadelphia Fed designed the Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program to encourage strong local economies by helping communities across the U.S. address structural racism and barriers to economic mobility. Cohorts are groups of cross-sector community leaders who participate in workshops and peer learning that allow them to gain skills and create a tailored racial equity plan to address local challenges.
The ROC Cohort Program supports cross-sector community groups in identifying and addressing barriers to inclusive growth in their local economies. ROC 2024 Cohorts will enroll in one of two tracks: inclusive rental housing or workforce development.
During the yearlong ROC program, cohorts participate in a racial equity training program led by research and practitioner experts, attend interactive webinars on topics related to housing or the labor market, and receive coaching and advising from national community and economic development leaders. Cohorts will develop a multiyear equity plan designed to strengthen their regional economy through community-led,
data-driven strategies. Participants also engage in peer learning and have opportunities to network
with communities across the nation facing similar challenges.
Informational webinars will be held on August 22 and September 14, 2023. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2023.
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