Erica D. Atwood, CEO, First Degree Consulting

Erica D. Atwood, CEO, First Degree Consulting

July 31, 2016Speakers No Comments

Erica D. Atwood is a public service leader with nearly two decades of experience in communications, project management, community outreach and advocacy. She is an experienced public speaker, trained mediator, and results based facilitator. Erica is currently the CEO of First Degree Consulting, LLC where she assists organizations with youth development, grassroots communications, and strategic … Read More

Gina Belafonte, Co-Director, Sankofa

Gina Belafonte, Co-Director, Sankofa

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Born and raised in New York City, Gina Belafonte has spent her life in the arenas of entertainment and activism where her professional work thrives today. As the youngest child of Julie and Harry Belafonte, whose impact in these fields is among the most influential and progressive in the world, Gina’s passions come as no … Read More

William A. Bell, Sr., Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama

William A. Bell, Sr., Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama

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Honorable William A. Bell, Sr. was sworn in for his second term on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 as the 33rd Mayor of the City of Birmingham. As the Mayor of the City of Birmingham, Mayor Bell has overseen more than a billion dollars in economic development for the City including a new entertainment district, new … Read More

A. Scot Bolsinger, ScaleUp Partners

A. Scot Bolsinger, ScaleUp Partners

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A. Scot Bolsinger is a minority partner at ScaleUp Partners, a national strategy firm advocating economic opportunities for disaffected urban communities. He specializes in content strategy and marketing. Scot is a senior writer for Amplifier, a San Francisco-based social impact agency, where he sets tone and messaging and holds the editorial line across communications projects. Scot  has held many … Read More

Peggy Cooper Cafritz

Peggy Cooper Cafritz

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Ms.Peggy Cooper Cafritz has been a resident of the District of Columbia since 1964. She attended the George Washington University, earning an undergraduate degree in political science in 1968 and a law degree in 1971. While still in law school, she co-founded the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and continues to serve the school … Read More

Jack Calhoun, Hope Matters

Jack Calhoun, Hope Matters

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Jack Calhoun has been on his policy walk for more than 50 years working at every level – from tough street corners to an appointment as “Chief Kid for the Country” as President Carter’s Commissioner of the U.S. Administration for Children, Youth and Families – to help light the paths to safer communities, stronger families … Read More