Welcome to the 2022 All-America City Awards Virtual Platform

Virtual Event Agenda
All-America City Awards
July 19-21, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

*All Times are Eastern Time

All Day: Throughout the day, attendees are encouraged to explore content within the event platform. Attendees will find: Sponsor booths, community’s civic action fair booths, cultural entertainment performances, pre-recorded sessions, speeches and more.

TimeDescriptionJoin Us
All DayThroughout the day, attendees are encouraged to explore content within the event platform. Attendees will find sponsor booths, community’s civic action fair booths, cultural entertainment performances, pre-recorded sessions, speeches and more.
12:30pm – 2:00pmWorkshop: The Case for Housing as a Platform: A Philanthropic PerspectiveRegister
Public housing authorities and affordable housing organizations are critical partners in supporting children of economically challenged, fragile and marginalized families by meeting them 'where they are' with 24/7/365/multigenerational systems of services and supports. In this session, philanthropic leaders will discuss this essential role of affordable housing and the importance of funders working collaboratively to address complex issues facing children, families, and communities.
Moderator: Jeanne Fekade-Sellassie, Executive Director, Funders for Housing and Opportunity
Speakers: Dana Bourland, Senior Vice President, Environment & Strategic Initiatives, The JPB Foundation; Monica Valdes Lupi, Managing Director - Health, The Kresge Foundation; Charles Rutheiser, Senior Associate - Civic Sites and Community Change, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Commentator: Schlonn Hawkins, CEO & Publisher, Shelterforce
2:00pm – 3:00pmLunch
3:00pm – 4:45pmBlock 1 of finalist presentationsFacebook
Jury introductions (3:00); Des Moines, IA (3:10); Palacios, TX (3:35); Metro Omaha, NE (4:00); Los Angeles, CA (4:25)
5:00pm –6:00pmAll-America City Awards Opening CeremonyRegister
Attendees will be welcomed to the virtual event by League President, Doug Linkhart and Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Managing Director, Ralph Smith.
Keynote speaker: Adrianne Todman, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

*All Times are Eastern Time

All Day: Throughout the day, attendees are encouraged to explore content within the event platform. Attendees will find: Sponsor booths, community’s civic action fair booths, cultural entertainment performances, pre-recorded sessions, speeches and more.

TimeDescriptionJoin Us
All DayThroughout the day, attendees are encouraged to explore content within the event platform. Attendees will find sponsor booths, community’s civic action fair booths, cultural entertainment performances, pre-recorded sessions, speeches and more.
11:30am – 1:00pmRoundtable Learning ExchangeRegister
Attendees will join breakout rooms based on the 7 areas of focus of the 2022 AAC theme. Participants will discuss their related efforts, sharing best practices and difficulties.
Moderators:
Digital equity: Malai Amfahr, Senior Program Officer, Constituency Outreach and Engagement, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; Relational supports: Becky Miles-Polka, Senior Consultant, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading ; Afterschool, summer and out-of-school learning opportunities: Javier Maisonet, Director of Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, MathTalk; Transforming non-school places and spaces into learning-rich environments: Miriam Shark, Senior Consultant, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; Promoting school readiness, regular attendance and summer learning: Emily Samose, Senior Consultant, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; Parents succeeding as essential partners: Yolie Flores, National Campaign Director, Building a Parent Nation, TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, The University of Chicago; Parents succeeding in their own journey toward sustainable self-sufficiency: Abra Lyons-Warren, Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA)
1:00pm – 2:00pmLunch
2:00pm – 3:35pmBlock 2 of finalist presentationsFacebook
Barberton, OH (2:00); Louisville, KY (2:25); Tarpon Springs, FL (2:50); Chicago, IL (3:15)
3:55pm – 5:55pmBlock 3 of finalist presentationsFacebook
Kansas City, MO (3:55); New Haven, CT (4:20); Phoenix, AZ (4:45); El Paso, TX (5:10); Sacramento, CA (5:35)
6:30pm – 7:30pmSupplemental Award Announcements and Keynote AddressRegister
The National Civic League will announce the winners of this year’s Robert Wood Johnson Health Equity Award and the 2022 Hall of Fame and All-America Leader Awards.
Keynote speaker: Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin, TX

Thursday, July 21, 2022

*All Times are Eastern Time

All Day: Throughout the day, attendees are encouraged to explore content within the event platform. Attendees will find: Sponsor booths, community’s civic action fair booths, cultural entertainment performances, pre-recorded sessions, speeches and more.

TimeDescriptionJoin
All DayThroughout the day, attendees are encouraged to explore content within the event platform. Attendees will find sponsor booths, community’s civic action fair booths, cultural entertainment performances, pre-recorded sessions, speeches and more.
11:00am – 12:35pmBlock 4 of finalist presentationsFacebook
Roanoke, VA (11:00); Springfield, MA (11:25); Suncoast Region, FL (11:50); Alliance, OH (12:15)
12:55pm – 2:55pmBlock 5 of finalist presentationsFacebook
San Antonio, TX (12:55); Atlanta, GA (1:20); Portland, ME (1:45); Flex Spot (2:10); Flex Spot (2:35)
2:55pm – 3:30pmLunch
3:30pm – 5:30pmAAC Festival of Ideas: Peer discussion of community projects.Register
This session is for 2022 finalist communities only.
Group 1: Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Phoenix, AZ; San Antonio, TX
Group 2: Suncoast Region, FL; El Paso, TX; Louisville, KY; Atlanta, GA
Group 3: Kansas City, MO; Sacramento, CA; Metro Omaha, NE; Des Moines, IA
Group 4: Springfield, MA; New Haven, CT; Roanoke, VA; Portland, ME
Group 5: Barberton, OH; Tarpon Springs, FL; Alliance, OH; Palacios, TX
7:30pm – 9:00pmAwards CeremonyRegister
The moment we’ve all been waiting for, the announcement of the
2022 All-America City Awards!
Keynote speaker: Sharon L. Davies, J.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Kettering Foundation
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