Last year, the first State of Young Philadelphia series focused on imagining the city’s future of and creating goals to achieve that future. The energy and insights of the events’ participants made for inspired results. Sophie Bryan, Chief of Staff for Councilman Bill Green, said this of the series: “I thought State of Young Philly was one of the most substantive policy-related events I’ve been to in years.”
This year’s series, “Building Our Future”, will engage, connect, and represent those with innovative approaches for building a better future for Philadelphia.
The series will lead to several concrete outcomes including a survey that documents participants’ perceptions of the City, a set of actionable recommendations, and an online blog so the conversation around putting these ideas into action can continue throughout the course of the year.
State of Young Philly is organized by Young Involved Philadelphia and supported by more than 30+ organizations throughout the region. Over 1,000 young professionals, elected city officials, and organizational leaders are expected to participate in the two-week series.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: OCTOBER 3 – 14, 2011
Monday, 10/3 Leadership Breakfast
Discuss strategies for better collaborating and building transitional leadership with other young leaders.
Tuesday, 10/4 Community Engagement
Learn from a variety of volunteer organizations as they discuss their goals and opportunities for engagement.
Thursday, 10/6 Education
Join educational leaders and concerned citizens to discuss key initiatives designed to improve the City’s schools.
Tuesday, 10/11 Sustainability & Planning
Engage in discussions with area leaders around new strategies for greening, sustainability, and planning in the city.
Wednesday, 10/12 Creative Economy
Discuss ways we can better support, define, and showcase Greater Philadelphia’s creative economy.
Friday, 10/14 Final Showcase & Reception
Hear results and next steps from the two week series and network with hundreds of other young professionals
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