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Boston Civic Leaders Summit 2019

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Boston Civic Leaders 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute was host to the 2019 Boston Civic Leaders Summit. Presented by Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell, the summit provides a full-day of programs for current and aspiring resident leaders of civic associations in Boston.

The Boston Civic Leaders Summit , presented by Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell, drew civic leaders from across Boston’s neighborhoods.

The free summit was designed in partnership with resident leaders from across the city in order to:

• Elevate and appreciate civic leaders in our city and the efforts that they are undertaking in civic associations,

• Cultivate connections between leaders from across the city,

• Equip civic leaders with essential skills and knowledge to effectively tackle the challenges faced by civic groups,

• Seed new efforts to extend the reach and impact of resident-led change-making.

The Summit included energizing large group sessions, facilitated table talks, skill-building workshops, and in-depth practice-based breakouts. The program also featured a diverse group of speakers and workshop leaders from Boston and beyond, with a keynote address from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7).