¡Viva! Convening

¡Viva! Training & Best Practice Exchange Convening

Thanks to everyone who join Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) on June 4, 2019 for the second of three California convenings on leveraging integrated Financial Education and Coaching as a key wealth, ownership and power-building strategy for low- and moderate-income, immigrant and communities of color.

Our ¡Viva! Program

 

8:30 a.m. Registration & Check-In
9:15 a.m. Welcome Plenary Breakfast
10:15 a.m. Session 1
12 p.m. Lunch Funders Panel
1 p.m. Session 2
2:30 p.m. Session 3
4 p.m. Closing Plenary

Speakers

Plenary 1:
Luis Granados, CEO, Mission Economic Development Agency, MEDA
Lucy Arellano Baglieri, Director of Asset Building Programs, MEDA

Session 1:
Family Wealth: Financial Equity: Safe Services, Products, & Planning for Immigrant, POC and LMI Communities
Ernesto Martinez, Associate Director of Asset Building Programs, MEDA
Sarah Souza, Program Associate, Immigrant Asset Protection and Economic Security, California Reinvestment Coalition & #HeretoStay Campaign
Lionel Ramazzini, Designer, Hopelab (formerly at IDEO.org)
Community Ownership: The Systems Landscape: Affordable Residential & Commercial Development, Culturally Focused CDFI’s, & the Mission Promise Neighborhood
Karoleen Feng, Director of Community Real Estate, MEDA
Nathanial Owen, Director of Lending, Fondo Adelante, MEDA
Richard Raya, Director of Mission Promise Neighborhood, MEDA
Political Power: Power Mapping: Current Systems Change Strategies
Norma Garcia, Director of Policy and Advocacy, MEDA
Jane Kim, Former Supervisor District 6, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Paulina Gonzalez-Brito, Executive Director, California Reinvestment Coalition

Lunch Plenary: The Case for Investment in Capacity Building
Amy Wallace, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Padmini Parthasarathy, MPH, Senior Program Officer, Economic Security, Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Session 2:
Family Wealth: Practical Solutions: Integrating Financial Capability Into Existing Asset Building Programs
Jose Mariscal, Workforce Development Coach, MEDA
Ismael Herrera, Interim Executive Director, Office of Community and Economic Development, California State University, Fresno
Eduardo Gonzalez, SJVRDC Director, Office of Community and Economic Development, California State University, Fresno
Community Ownership: La Misión: San Francisco Mission District Anti-Displacement Strategies
Roberto Alfaro, Executive Director, HOMEY
Zenaida Merlin, Co-Owner, D’Maize
Efrain Barrera, K-12 Program Manager, MEDA
Political Power: Leveraging Our Strengths: Community Leadership, Professional Development, & Organizing in the Mission District
Lucia Obregon, Community Leadership Development Manager, MEDA
Kevin Ortiz, Teen Program Manager, Jamestown Community Center
Carlos Bocanegra, Housing and Immigration Specialist, Mission Neighborhood Centers

Session 3:
Family Wealth: Advanced Financial Coaching: ITINs, Collections, & Boundaries
Jackie Marcelos, Financial Assets Program Manager, MEDA
Laura Ospina, Housing Opportunities Program Manager, MEDA
Community Ownership: The Future of Community Ownership: Emerging Models
Roberto Barragan, President and CEO, Community Vision
Political Power: Harnessing & Scaling Political Power: National Collaborations
Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, UnidosUS
Gabriel Villarreal, Policy Advocate, Opportunity Fund
Katherine Pantangco, Deputy Director of Immigration Services, Office of U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris

Convening Tracks

With specialized tracks focusing on different aspects of our ¡Viva! Model, attendees are able to receive hands-on training and participate in peer exchanges with experts and practitioners in each of the fields. Participants are encouraged to follow a track through the whole day, but are welcome to participate in workshops from whichever they prefer.

Our three separated tracks:

  • Family Wealth
  • Community Ownership
  • Political Power

Family Wealth
The goal of economic development agencies should be to support our communities beyond stability, to security and, ultimately, to generational wealth. This track will focus on how to work with community members in financial-capability coaching and provide continuum services to move toward long-term asset building and wealth.

Sessions
Financial Equity: Safe Services, Products, & Planning for Immigrant, POC and LMI Communities
Practical Solutions: Integrating Financial Capability Into Existing Asset Building Programs
Advanced Financial Coaching: ITINs, Collections, & Boundaries

Community Ownership
Individual and family wealth alone does not support communities to stay in place, but linking with community ownership strategies does. This track will share an ecosystem of strategies, including: Development, preservation, and local ownership of affordable residential and commercial real estate; access to non-displacement capital; and institutionalizing 2-generation systems change within local schools.

Sessions
The Systems Landscape: Affordable Residential & Commercial Development, Culturally Focused CDFI’s, & the Mission Promise Neighborhood
La Misión: San Francisco Mission District Anti-Displacement Strategies
The Future of Community Ownership: Emerging Models

Political Power
Family and community wealth and ownership allow people to stay in place, and set the foundation for organizing and activating political power. This track will showcase how communities of color can and must leverage their political power to influence and control historically inequitable systems.

Sessions
Power Mapping: Current Systems Change Strategies
Leveraging Our Strengths: Community Leadership, Professional Development, & Organizing in the Mission District
Harnessing & Scaling Political Power: National Collaborations

Hotel & Parking

The Convening will be hosted at:
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

For attendees who plan to stay overnight, please reserve by May 4 using our reservation link here.

For our attendees who will be driving in, there will be a discounted day-parking rate of $15.

Food & Photos

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have not already advised of any dietary restrictions, please notify us and we are happy to make any accommodations.

Photos will be taken throughout the event. If you do not wish to have your photo taken and/or do not consent to the future use of your photos, please notify us and we will ensure we do not use any pictures including you.