June 15, 2010

City hosting conference June 23 for nonprofits, faith-based communities

The Mayor's Office of Strategic Partnerships is holding a conference on June 23 to help nonprofits and faith-based communities explore public-private partnerships that could lead to expanded services and local jobs. 

Here's the announcement:
The Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships in cooperation with the Governor’s Office of Community and Faith-Based Organizations and UW-Parkside’s CAN Works program will hold a free Public Private Partnership Conference – Developing Strategies for a Sustainable Future on Wednesday, June 23.
The conference will take place in the Racine Building of Gateway Technical College Racine Campus – 1001 Main Street. The purpose of the conference will be to enhance the capacity of Racine government, community and faith-based non-profits to build public private partnerships with a focus on building relationships with state agencies.
It is open to all community and faith-based leadership (executive directors, program directors, and board members) in Racine, Kenosha, and Milwaukee Counties. Preference will be given to City of Racine organizations. Resource tables are also available by emailing debbi.embry@cityofracine.org by Monday, June 21.
Registration will begin at 8:30 am. The morning session will include a panel discussion on Building Relationships with Public/Private Sources – Strengthening Communities from 9:15-10:45 am, and a presentation on the HUD/WI Reinvestment and Recovery Act Status from 10:50-11:45 am.
There will be a noon luncheon with the keynote speaker being Ben O’Dell, Assistant Director of the US Health and Human Services Faith-Based Office.
The afternoon will include breakout sessions from 1:15-2:30 pm and from 3-4:15 pm with exhibits opening at 2:30 pm. Breakout sessions will include:
  • How to Become a Vendor with the State of Wisconsin/Fundamentals of Partnerships and Resources
  • Strengthening Communities-W-2, Transitional Jobs and Child support
  • Establishing Effective Partnerships to Prepare Wisconsin Workers
  • Assessing Resources for Affordable Housing and Community Development Projects
  • Understanding, Promoting, and Protecting the Health of All People in Wisconsin
  • Partnerships for Community Safety/Wisconsin Prison Re-Entry
  • Faith-Based Partnerships
  • An Appreciative Approach to Partnerships
To register call 262-595-2312 or email ccpinfo@uwp.edu