May 2018 Convening
The Lab's fifth convening, Governance Opportunities and Challenges, took place in May of 2018. In response to city needs, the convenings continue to be inward-facing, with an intense focus on moving the city work forward. The keynote session, given by PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell, was open to the public. In her talk entitled Place and Race Matter: Building Communities of Opportunity for Children and Youth, Blackwell discussed the importance of creating community-based systems of support that incorporate the full range of services and opportunities needed for children to grow up healthy, well-educated, and ready for success in adulthood.