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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.


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Our Webinars


While it will take a significant amount of time to fully understand the economic impact from COVID-19, the lessons learned from the 2008 Financial Crisis may provide some insight to help local governments prevent or mitigate the destabilizing community impacts.


Sign up for these special COVID-19 Cornerstone webinars to assist local governments in advancing strategies and policy framework to support a more equitable and resilient vision for their communities.


June 2020

Land Banks, Land Banking Programs, and COVID-19: Strategic Considerations for a Long-Term, Equitable Recovery

Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 pm ET | Register Now


Declines in local revenue, increases in tax foreclosures, real estate market disruptions, and the growing potential for problem properties—the negative impacts of the COVID-19 crisis will likely extend for years to come. Residents, governments, and nonprofits can start to plan now for the most equitable and effective approaches to property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration across a range of markets in rural, urban, and suburban communities.


Attend this webinar to learn how land banks—a proven tool for stabilizing neighborhoods, meeting community needs, and supporting equitable development—can play a vital role in community recovery.


Join land banking experts Tarik Abdelazim and Kim Graziani for an in-depth session on:


  • the basic principles of successful land banks, land banking programs, and the critical differences between these two approaches
  • how land banks need to be integrated and aligned with local property tax enforcement systems, and
  • applying the lessons learned over the last ten years of land banks and land banking programs in the wake of the mortgage foreclosure crisis to design and implement a long-term, equitable recovery from COVID-19


PresentersTarik Abdelazim – Assistant Director of National Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress; Kim Graziani – Vice President and Director of National Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress

Community Leadership: Moving from Grassroots to Scalable Community Change

Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 pm ET | Register Now


Residents can create large-scale community success when given to power to take charge. Learn how change-makers across the US, from concerned moms to non-profit leaders, are converting the vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties next door into community resources.

Attend this webinar to learn:


  • How the Community Revitalization Fellowship has supported grassroots community leaders bringing new ideas to life in their neighborhoods.
  • Examples of concerned community members who launched new gardens, parks, and more, and,
  • Tips on how community institutions can support resident driven work.


Presenters: Liz Kozub – Assistant Director of National Leadership and Education, Center for Community Progress; Tyrell Anderson - President and Founder,  Decay Devils Inc.; Kelly Anoe - Vice President, Legacy Foundation; and Nina Burton - Executive Director,  Woodland  Child Development Center


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