David Foster ’98, president and CEO of the Greater Camden Partnership, will talk on anti-poverty efforts in Camden, N.J. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3 in Northen Auditorium in W&L’s Leyburn Library. Like many post-industrial cities, Camden, N.J., has seen considerable disinvestment and economic decline over the past 50 years. However, the Greater Camden Partnership (GCP) has had success in revitalizing the city through joint public/private ventures.
The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the University Lectures Fund.
Find out about the challenges Foster has faced in his efforts to manage the GCP: what has worked, what hasn’t and what our urban centers can teach us abaout everything from international trade to peace prospects in the Middle East.
The title of Foster’s talk is “Fixing Broken Cities: Lessons from the Poorest, Most Dangerous City in America and What it Means for All of Us.”
Foster’s organization has hosted Shepherd Alliance interns for the past two years.