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Dayton Selected for Mobile Action Learning Network

Dayton Representatives at Urban Institute
Dayton representatives at the Urban Institute Mobility Action Learning Network Exchange in January

The Urban Institute has announced Dayton as one of 26 localities nationwide that have joined its Mobility Action Learning Network as part of its Upward Mobility Initiative. This initiative aims to provide communities like ours with additional tools and support to increase upward mobility and racial equity for residents.

Learn to Earn Dayton submitted the application to the network in collaboration with Montgomery County and the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community – focusing on the impact of the Two-Generation Collaborative, comprising partner organizations from across the region focused on poverty reduction through strengthened education and workforce opportunities. The Mobility Action Learning Network will provide our local team with training and technical assistance through 2024 as work is done to incorporate strategies and solutions that promote mobility and equity in the Montgomery County region.

Learn to Earn Dayton CEO Stacy Schweikhart said, "Learn to Earn Dayton's work with the national Urban Institute Upward Mobility Network underscores our commitment to ensuring all members of our community can thrive - regardless of race, gender or zip code. This opportunity will allow all of the partners in the Montgomery County Two-Generation Collaborative to leverage the resources, tools, and training provided by the Urban Institute to create better pathways to economic mobility in our community."

Erica Fields from Learn to Earn Dayton, Jessica Jenkins from Montgomery County Human Services Planning and Development, and Nancy McHugh from the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community attended the Urban Institute Mobility Action Learning Network Exchange in Washington, D.C. in January, representing our region. This team will serve as the representatives of the work, bringing lessons back to the Two-Generation Collaborative to benefit all of Dayton. 


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