May 15, 2018Event Recap

Results for America Local Government Fellows Convene in New York City

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On May 9-11, 2018, Results for America’s Local Government Fellows convened in New York City to learn from local government and nonprofit experts on efficient and effective operations, performance management, integrated data systems, data analytics, and evaluating and scaling programs that work. The Fellows participated in facilitated workshops on strategies for building integrated data systems and engaging in active contract management. Additionally, Fellows visited the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), an evidence-based intervention that assists students in earning associates degrees by providing them with financial, academic and personal support. The Fellows celebrated accomplishments, shared challenges, and provided constructive feedback with a community of peers, including through a panel event hosted at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

The Local Government Fellows heard from local government policymakers, nonprofit, and philanthropy leaders including:

  • Hanna Azemati, Program Director, Government Performance Lab, Harvard Kennedy School of Government;
  • Christine Brongniart, Director for New College Partnerships, CUNY ASAP;
  • Nino DePaola, Deputy Director, Project Management, Mayor’s Office of Operations;
  • Linda Gibbs, RFA Senior Fellow and Principal at Bloomberg Associates;
  • Della Jenkins, Executive Director, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania;
  • Neil Kleiman, Director, NYU Wagner Innovation Labs; author, A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative and Distributed Governance;
  • Donna Linderman, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & CUNY ASAP Executive Director;
  • Morgan Monaco, Deputy Director, Project Management, Mayor’s Office of Operations;
  • Emily Newman, Acting Director, Mayor’s Office of Operations;
  • Kevin O’Neil, Associate Director for Innovation, Rockefeller Foundation;
  • James Perazzo, Deputy Director, Strategic Management, Mayor’s Office of Operations and Acting Director, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics;
  • Hannah Shaw, Project Leader, Government Performance Lab, Harvard Kennedy School of Government;
  • Deanne Southwell, ASAP Director, Borough of Manhattan Community College; and
  • Karen Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Borough of Manhattan Community College