Friday, July 8, 2016

July 14: What Works to Combat Poverty: Lessons from NYC's Center for Economic Opportunity

The American Enterprise Institute, Results for America, and Washington Monthly are sponsoring the roundtable discussion "What Works to Combat Poverty: Lessons from NYC's Center for Economic Opportunity" Thursday, July 14, 1:00 - 2:30 pm.   The event will be held at Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in the Kenny-Herter Auditorium (1740 Massachusetts Ave NW).   Register for the free event.

According to the sponsors:

The Bloomberg administration in New York City spanned from 2002 through 2013, a turbulent economic time that included the Great Recession and marked a 28 percent rise in national poverty. Surprising, poverty did not increase in New York City, the epicenter of the market collapse. What drove this surprising result? How did a city that was reeling from the bottoming out of the market show such resilience for those in greatest need?

In a new series produced for the Washington Monthly, Results for America Senior Fellows Robert Doar and Linda Gibbs provide their on-the-ground perspective on the evidence-based and data-driven decision making as embodied in one effort - the mayor's Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), a poverty fighting research lab committed to experimentation and scaling what works in moving people out of poverty. In a roundtable discussion, Mr. Doar and Ms. Gibbs will be joined by federal policy experts Melody Barnes and Gordon Berlin to discuss the lessons learned from the anti-poverty experiments of the Bloomberg administration through the development of CEO, and the potential for these experiments to inform federal anti-poverty strategies.

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