Are you committed to changing how things work to ensure your city’s local economy becomes more racially equitable and inclusive? Are you a champion of your community, committed to collaborating across boundaries to get better results?
If this sounds like you or someone you know, the Boston Fed invites you to learn about Leaders for Equitable Local Economies (LELE), a pilot effort for leaders in smaller cities in Massachusetts.* Information sessions will kick off during the week of June 30. Please register for the option that works best and share this email with people in your network who might be interested.
About the Boston Fed + LELE
Informed by lessons from the Working Cities Challenge and consistent with the Boston Fed’s mandate of supporting strong local economies, LELE will build a community of practice comprised of peers from 4-6 cities working in unique contexts and implementing a range of strategies. Participants will have access to stipends, flexible funding to implement projects, and strategic individual coaching for leaders to develop their own solutions to challenges in their way.
LELE is made possible by a year-long commitment of a talented group of Massachusetts leaders who co-designed this effort, as well as funding to support participants and their local projects from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, NeighborWorks America, and the Barr Foundation.
More details about LELE are attached and we invite you to contact Colleen Dawicki or Ines Palmarin of the Working Places team at the Boston Fed to learn more.
*Eligible citiesare places that have participated in the WCC or MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative: Brockton, Chelsea, Chicopee, Fall River, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lynn, Lowell, New Bedford, Peabody, Pittsfield, Revere, Springfield, and Worcester.