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National Summit on Systemic Inclusion: From Compliance to Impact

(virtual sessions) November 18th

All Times Eastern


  • Assist state leaders to develop a network of state leadership teams in low- and moderate-income communities, from banking, education, philanthropy, and workforce development, to identify and address obstacles to systemic inclusion.
  • Share promising and proven practices for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) investment for digital equity in support of educational and economic opportunity.
  • Develop a national network of state leaders sharing best practices in mobilizing for sustained investment in digital equity and systemic inclusion.

Theme: Systemic Inclusion
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
All sessions via Zoom (except for daily Resource Showcase)
All Times Eastern

11:30AM – noon

Welcome by Christine Fox, interim executive director, State Education Technology Directors Association,Kyle Malone, senior manager of partnerships, Grantmakers For Education; and Dr. Paul Resta, board chairperson, National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE). Zoom recording with passcode: 3u@$CEjy

noon – 12:45PM

Keynote: “The Community Reinvestment Act and Support for Systemic Inclusion” by Barry Wides, deputy comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, US Treasury. Introduced by Krista Shonk, vice president for regulatory compliance policy, American Bankers Association.  Zoom recording with passcode: ?#c97kVw

1:00 – 1:45PM

Conversation on key dimensions of systemic inclusion: Dr. Robert McLaughlin, executive director, NCDE; Geoff Belleau, education programs consultant, California Department of Education; and Christine Fox, interim executive director, SETDA. Zoom recording with passcode: !7yLWua*

2:00 – 2:45PM

Roundtable discussion: brainstorming key stakeholders to invite to spur statewide and local partnerships with banks and foundations to support systemic inclusion.  Zoom recording with passcode: bQ%Us0^k

3:15 – 4:00PM
The Manchester Partnership: spurring joint investment in systemic inclusion by banking, foundation and educational system leaders.  Panelists:  Dr. Brian Bicknell, president, Manchester Community College; Barry Brensinger, executive director, Manchester Proud; Dr. Mary Ford, dean of education, Southern New Hampshire University; Dr. Robert McLaughlin, executive director, NCDE; and Ken Sheldon,state president (New Hampshire), Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Zoom recording with passcode: Sp=6$D3+
4:15 – 5:00PM
Roundtable discussion: exploring insights and implications from NCDE’s Guide to CRA Funding for Digital Equity and Economic Inclusion
5:00 – 5:40PM
Resource Showcase (here’s the link to VirBELA-based showcase)
5:45 – 6:15PM

Closing plenary: whole group discussion on next steps to launch national series of virtual state summits on systemic inclusion with interested state leaders. Co-facilitated by Christine Fox and Bob McLaughlin.