Coatesville Youth Initiative to host Manuel Pastor
The author will speak to students at the Breakthrough Leader Breakfast
MALVERN >> Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI) is set to host Manuel Pastor for the inaugural Breakthrough Leader Breakfast on Friday and Saturday.
CYI will host a thoughtprovoking and inspiring conversation on Friday with Pastor at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern. He is the codirector of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California.
“We are proud to have Coatesville youth helping to co-host this event,” said CYI Executive Director Chaya Scott.
Pastor’s research has focused on issues of the economic, environmental and social conditions facing low-income urban communities and the social movements seeking to change those realities. His recent book titled “Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America’s Metro Areas,” coauthored with Chris Benner, argues how inequality stunts economic growth and how bringing together equity and growth requires concerted local action.
“Dr. Pastor’s remarks received a standing ovation at the Philanthropy Network’s 2015 conference in Philadelphia, and we are thrilled to bring him back to our region,” Scott said. “In addition to being a nationally recognized leader on the study of the changing demography of our country and an accomplished author, Dr. Pastor is also a highly entertaining presenter. This breakfast is for community leaders and key decision makers who want to ensure their organizations and businesses are positioned for the future.”
Scott thanked the event sponsors Wells Fargo and Brandywine Health Foundation for keeping the event affordable.
“Because we work to train our youth leaders of tomorrow, Dr. Pastor’s research really resonates with us as an organization and it’s a priority for us to share his message,” Scott said.
The Breakthrough Leader Breakfast is hosted in conjunction with the Coatesville Youth Conference, which will be held free-of-charge on Saturday, Nov. 12 for 350 Chester County students in grades 6–12. For more information on the conference or to purchase breakfast tickets at $30 per person or $500 sponsorship for table of ten, visit www.coatesvilleyouthconference.com.
CYI is an independent nonprofit organization committed to youth-led, transformational community change. For more information, visit www.coatesvilleyouthinitiative.org.