Young Professionals' Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Working Cities Challenge- June 28, 2017

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June 28, 2017
June 28, 2017


Join our Young Professionals' Brown Bag Lunch Series to explore The Working Cities Challenge 

with Tamar Kotelchuck, Assistant Vice President and Director of the Working Cities Initiative at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 


 The Working Cities Challenge (WCC) is a competition aimed at smaller industrial/Gateway cities run by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. It is designed to identify and advance cross-sector collaboratives that create systems change to benefit low- and moderate-income residents. Winners work in a variety of areas including workforce, neighborhood development, immigrant entrepreneurship and K-12 education, and include community development groups, municipalities, businesses and more. Currently the Working Cities Challenge has expanded from Massachusetts into Connecticut and Rhode Island. The WCC incorporates a focus on cross sector collaboration, community engagement, using data for learning and decisionmaking and systems change. The WCC is a collaborative, with prize funds contributed by partners in local and national philanthropy, the State and MassDevelopment, and the private sector.


Come join our discussion and hear how collective impact strategies have been promoted through this initiative led by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in cities like Lawrence, Chelsea, Holyoke and Somerville.


Learn more about the Working Cities Challenge HERE


About the presenter: 

Tamar Kotelchuck
Tamar is an Assistant Vice President and the Director of the Working Cities Initiatives for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The initiative includes its flagship competition, the Working Cities Challenge, which was piloted in Massachusetts in 2013. New rounds are now underway in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank in 2012, Tamar has more than 15 years’ experience as a community development practitioner in Massachusetts Gateway Cities, working in planning and policy, real estate development and operations.


Wednesday, June 28th at 12-1pm

at CHAPA, 18 Tremont St., Ste. 401

Register for this event HERE


Questions? Please contact Beya Jimenez, Program Manager at