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2nd Annual Community Connections and Commitments: Aligning Profits and Purpose

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DC Startup Week 2019

Purpose isn’t a trend, it’s the new norm for consumers who need a reason to like and champion your organization. Operating at the nexus of social impact, philanthropy and business, The Community Connections & Commitment Forum gathers purpose driven founders, corporate social responsibility experts and nonprofit leaders for a three-part session designed to catalyze cross-sector partnerships and drive social progress.
Produced by Serve DC, The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism & Partnerships, the forum returns for its second year to spotlight best practices from leaders like Busboys & Poets Founder & CEO, Andy Shallal and discuss ways to commit more meaningfully to communities locally and globally with executives at AT&T. This networking event is perfect for entrepreneurs, business leaders, practitioners, students or anyone looking to build lasting and purposeful connections.

9:30am: Session One
Access to local and global founders as they share their journey to designing purpose driven business models.

10:45am: Session Two:
Employee driven volunteer initiatives: Featuring AT&T's Believe DC


LaTara Harris

Regional Director, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T

LaTara Harris joined AT&T in March 2013 and serves as regional director of external & legislative affairs for AT&T in the Mid Atlantic. Her focus is on local legislative and regulatory affairs in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Harris joined AT&T after more... Read More →

Siobhan Davenport

Executive Director, Crittenton

Siobhan Davenport serves as Crittenton’s Executive Director bringing more than 15 years of experience serving underserved youth. In her previous role as Crittenton’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, she built collaborations between schools, nonprofits, and corporations to better... Read More →

Angela Franco

Senior Advisor, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (DCHBX)

Angela Franco is the Senior Advisor for the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (DCHBX) where she is responsible for collaborating with the Hispanic and business communities as well as local and Federal Government. Prior to joining DCHBX, Angela was the President and CEO of the... Read More →

Ayris T. Scales

Chief Service Officer, Serve DC

Ayris is a highly sought after policy leader and strategic initiatives activator with a knack for quickly assessing structural challenges and navigating organizations through periods of rapid change, re-alignment and operational expansion. She has spent the past 15 years designing... Read More →

Omar Karim

President, Banneker

Andy Shallal

Founder and CEO, Busboys and Poets

Anas “Andy” Shallal is an artist and social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Busboys and Poets, an environment where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted. Spaces to feed the mind, body and soul and where art, culture and politics take center stage and... Read More →

Charmion N. Kinder

Founder & Chief Impact Officer, CNKinder, Inc

Charmion N. Kinder is a master communicator, social impact advocate and corporate responsibility strategist with more than 15 years of experience in executing influencer campaigns that promote transformational change for the next generation of American leadership. As the founder and... Read More →

John D. Trybus

Managing Director and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication

Professor John D. Trybus of Georgetown University is a story scientist on a mission to help change makers around the world create and tell more effective stories that bring their missions and visions to life. He leads Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication... Read More →

Friday September 13, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Hatchery – AARP Innovation Labs 575 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA