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Journal on Anchor Institutions and Communities

Journal on Anchor Institutions and Communities

Annual AITF Conference, October 26-27, 2017

The Anchor Institutions Task Force (AITF), a growing network of around 700 leaders promoting the engagement of anchor institutions in community and economic development, is holding its Annual Conference on October 26 and 27 in New York City at the Marriott Eastside at 525 Lexington Avenue (at 49th Street).  As you may know, AITF conferences have continued to fuel the growth of the field of leaders promoting how anchor institutions can deepen their engagement in their localities and regions. The conference will begin with an evening reception on October 29.  The majority of the conference program taking place on October 27 will include an exciting array of speakers, from across the nation and world, representing higher education, health care, government, the arts, business, and other fields.  Speakers' presentations will address the various ways in which anchor institutions can make valuable contributions to community and economic development.  The frame of the conference agenda is can be found here.

2014 AITF Annual Conference Presentations

Presentations from the 2014 conference are now available. Please allow time for the file to download (23 MB).

Not Taking Democracy for Granted

See remarks from Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University- Newark,  at Higher Educaation for Democratic Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities on June 26, 2014 in Belfast, Ireland.

The Civic Opportunity Initiative Network

Diversity & Democracy has published a new article titled "The Civic Opportunity Initiative Network" by David Maurrasse. Click here to read more about the COIN model and framework. 

New! AITF 2013 Literature Review

2013 Literature Review

The AITF has just finished their 2013 Anchor Institutions Literature Review, which assesses the growing body of research and writing on anchor institutions.

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Marga, Inc. | May 2013

Race and Equity in Philanthropy Group:

Foundations Pursue Racial Equity in Policies and Practices

Learn more about the members in the Race & Equity in Philanthropy Group (REPG), which brings together foundations committed to improving their ability to effectively promote racial equity in their operations and practices.

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Marga, Inc. | May 2013