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Authentic Community Engagement to Support Equity

When solutions are genuinely designed in collaboration with affected communities, it is possible to shift power, change systems, and advance equity. Join the Urban Institute for a conversation about innovative strategies for centering communities, approaches for generating meaningful and sustainable engagement, and proven methods and practices for translating research into tools and action.



  • Elsa Falkenburger, Principal Research Associate and Director, Community Engagement Resource Center, Urban Institute
  • Edwina Jackson, President and CEO, Impact Counseling and Consulting LLC
  • Ra Mosley, Senior Policy Program Manager, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute
  • Lauren A. Smith, Chief Health Equity and Strategy Officer, CDC Foundation
  • Tené Traylor, Vice President for Nonprofits and Philanthropy and Interim Vice President, Research to Action Lab, Urban Institute


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.


Date & Time Thursday, November 30, 2023

Urban Institute Speakers
  • Senior Fellow
    Director, Community Engagement Resource Center
  • Senior Policy Program Manager
  • Vice President for Nonprofits and Philanthropy
    Interim Vice President for Research to Action Lab
    Senior Fellow