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Event and Webinars by the Center for Community Progress

Community Progress hosts trainings and other educational events around the country. Here, you’ll find information about our upcoming events, including registration (if applicable), as well as the events of partner organizations.


Our Events


COVID-19 Recovery – The Future of America’s Communities & Today’s Equity Opportunity

Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00-1:00 pm ET | Register Now >>

When any crisis emerges, it always presents us with an opportunity to shape more equitable American communities. How we respond, whether through large stimulus packages or local code enforcement decisions, can have long-lasting impacts and define the challenges residents will face in the future. The COVID-19 Pandemic is no different and requires us to not only respond to the immediate dangers but also pursue strategies that bring forth long-lasting equitable outcomes.

Join this webinar to hear and share perspectives on:

  • How cities will fundamentally change as a result of COVID and how to plan for that change,
  • Early indicators for understanding and anticipating neighborhood conditions,
  • Major issues and opportunities facing national and local leaders, and
  • Urgent community development opportunities for contributing to long-term economic recovery and equitable outcomes across the United States.


Moderator: Akilah Watkins-Butler – President and CEO, Center for Community Progress


The 2020 VAD Academy 

October 2020 | Register Now!


The VAD Academy – short for Vacant, Abandoned, and Deteriorated Properties Training Academy – is an intensive training for public, private, nonprofit, and community leaders working on tough challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties. This year’s VAD Academy will be held online and take place over the first three weeks in October. Thanks to the generous support of NeighborWorks America, the 2020 edition of the VAD Academy will be offered free of charge to attendees, a $225 savings. 


Get your free ticket today – register for the 2020 VAD Academy!


Our Webinars


There are no upcoming webinars at this time.


Partner Webinars


Black Middle Neighborhoods in Legacy Cities, Part 2: Strategies

Tuesday, October 1, 2020 12:00 pm ET | Register Now


In Part One, Alan Mallach and Nedra Sims Fears addressed the history of the Black middle neighborhood in America's legacy cities, the forces impeding their success, and the implications of their unequal recovery on the wealth of Black households and the health of cities. In Part Two, we will move from the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Black middle neighborhoods to explore strategies for their stabilization and revival, with examples of equity-focused and market-oriented stabilization efforts in Shaker Heights and Baltimore. 


PresentersJohnette Richardson - Deputy Director at Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, MD; Kamla Lewis - Director of Neighborhoods for City of Shaker Heights, OH; and Alan Mallach - Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress, Washington, D.C.



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