Jun 29, 2017

A 90-minute discussion, boiled down to 4 minutes.

Thank you to everyone who attended, listened, and took part.

Left to right: Steve Coleman, Dwaylon Whitmore, Frances Holuba, Monique Riviere, Adeleke Omitowoju, Richard V. Reeves

Steve Coleman has led Washington Parks & People’s award-winning alliance of community-based greening partnerships since it began as a volunteer neighborhood park crime patrol in 1990.

Dwaylon Whitmore joined the Genesys Works team as a Program Coordinator in 2014. Originally from Dallas, Dwaylon previously tutored and mentored young people with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas.

Frances Holuba is the founder of Chief Social Architects, a boutique design thinking consulting firm specializing in conjuring the ideal social architecture for professional social gatherings, galas, roundtables & summits.

Monique Riviere is the Chief Program Officer at Byte Back. Monique was formerly an IT director and technical consultant for nonprofit organizations in the DC area.

Adeleke Omitowoju is an early stage venture consultant and advisor based in D.C. and board member of BUILD DC. As founder of Paradigm, his core focus is the development of scalable models that deliver support services to idea-stage and early-stage entrepreneurs of color that de-risk the startup, increase the survival rate, and ensure capital readiness.

Richard V. Reeves, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution, is the author of Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream (2014) and Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It (2017).