Community + Social Cohesion

The Value of A Hard Day’s Work

Marissa Aho
Arne Duncan
Jeff Smith
Charles West
Oliver Thomas

Beyond infrastructure, resilience is about building all the elements of a community’s capacity — it’s about thriving, not just surviving. In addition to in supporting existing businesses, and creating or attracting jobs in new kinds of goods, it is essential for a community to simultaneously invest in the development of their workforce to fill those positions. This panel will examine strategies and best practices from government, philanthropy and non-profit sectors to re-engage community members who are disconnected from the economy in order to grow the economy and enhance social cohesion.