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White House, Presidio Institute Cultivate Cross-Sector Collaboration at Local Forum

WHAT: On Sept. 10, 2013 the Presidio Institute and the White House will co-host a forum on cross-sector leadership. The event will spur a deeper understanding of how non-profit, private, and government organizations can build stronger communities by partnering to address major social challenges such as poverty, climate change, homelessness, and a declining educational system.   The Presidio Institute provides professional development experiences for emerging and current social purpose leaders. It is an initiative of the Presidio Trust, an innovative federal agency whose own work is based on a model of cross-sector collaboration. For more information about the Presidio Institute's commitment to cross-sector collaboration and development of exceptional leaders visit:

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 8 a.m. Welcome and Keynotes 9 a.m. Panel and Open Q A on Proven Cross-Sector Solutions 10:30 a.m. Interactive Design Lab Breakouts 1 p.m. Report Outs, Announcements, and Closing 2 p.m. Networking Reception


  • The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, The State of California
  • Jonathan Greenblatt, Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, The White House
  • Jennifer Dulski, President and Chief Operating Officer,


  • Keynotes by local and national dignitaries, business leaders
  • Interactive design labs facilitated by Smallify and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Testimonials from community partners
  • Post-event networking reception

WHERE: The Presidio Institute 1201 Ralston Avenue San Francisco, Calif.

CONTACT: To schedule an interview, please contact: Dana Polk, Senior Advisor, Media and Government Relations, The Presidio Trust Phone: (415) 561-2710