Fred Brown makes employment & training programs (energy auditing, industrial jobs, etc) for low-income residents in Larimer and elsewhere as Associate Director of Program Development at Larimer's Kingsley Association, while training for Transition US & travelling nationally alongside fellow Transition Trainer Tina Clarke.
We'll hear about his experiences in Larimer, Pittsburgh, and elsewhere in his prepared comments; that'll be about or under an hour, and even then we'll have plenty of time for QA & discussion afterwards. :)
TransitionPGH presents part of its 2013 Spring Resilience Speaker Series:
Why a Tiny Pittsburgh Neighborhood Might Get $50,000,000:
Larimer's residents believe business can once again thrive here. Community gardens sprout where gangs reigned. Resident teams clean & prepare 750 vacant properties piece by piece for new businesses & new families. Federal & local grants could accelerate this. A few have seen this community-led transformation up close in board rooms and in streets, and they're going to share their experience with us.
Pat Clark and his consulting firm Jackson/Clark Partners plan the whole process, guiding Larimer from planning to grant-getting to dirt-digging, pulling politicians, nonprofits, and business with it.
February 25, 2013, 12pm
CMU, Hamburg Hall 236
Fred Brown, Associate Director of Program Development at Larimer's Kingsley Association, builds green & industrial workforce programs, and trains leaders nationwide, with TransitionUS & more.
March 20, 2013, 7pm
Pitt, William Pitt Union, Dining Room A
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