We are excited to announce that our annual Yes, Wilmington! fundraiser will be virtual for the first time in 2021! Our city is in great need of transformative change. With your help, that is just what we at the Alliance will continue to do!
During this pandemic, we must focus on community and inclusive economic development. So this year, Yes, Wilmington! will focus on Equitable Economic Mobility: Charting Wilmington’s Path to community growth and revitalization, income security and wealth accumulation for all.
Three dynamic national speakers will join us. Get ready to become energized and excited for the work being done to make our City a more equitable place!
Samira Cook Gaines serves as National Partnership Lead for Rising Tide Capital as they seek to expand the opportunity for business education across the country through the Community Business Academy, a life-changing, community-based entrepreneurship program.
Andre Perry is a fellow at the Brookings Institution whose research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. He is the author of the book, ‘Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities.’
Lyneir Richardson is the Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED). He’s also the founder of Chicago TREND, a social enterprise that works with organizations seeking to better understand the trajectories of Chicago neighborhoods and invest in profitable retail projects that can drive transformative change.