Establishing a fund for anchor institutions and national work initiative: pursuing just and equitable communities in light of COVID-19

Presented by David Maurrassee, Marga Incorporated; Nancy Cantor, Rutgers University–Newark; and Paul Pribbenow, Augsburg University

The Anchor Institutions Task Force (AITF) has been circulating a policy brief calling for a Fund for Anchor Institutions and a Work Initiative, both of which would create greater alignment between government at all levels and anchor institutions toward rebuilding and reimagining communities in the years to come.  AITF Director, David Maurrasse and leaders of anchor institutions from AITF’s membership—Nancy Cantor, chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark and Paul Pribbenow, president, Augsburg University—will discuss the policy brief, the need to strengthen and expand the democratic engagement of anchor institutions in their communities, and the experiences of anchor institutions in partnerships that are confronting the most pressing issues facing localities.

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