Move to PROSPER: Improving life outcomes through residential and financial stability

Women & Philanthropy grant events feature the incredible faculty research and programs that our members fund through their collective giving. Join us as we learn how Ohio State researchers are improving outcomes for single mothers by developing a model of residential and financial stability for those who move to safer, higher resourced neighborhoods.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

6 - 8 p.m.

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  • Connect with other women who share your vision for making a difference.
  • Share a family style dinner with the mothers and children whose lives are being impacted by the Move to PROSPER program
  • Meet Dr. Jason Reece and Ms. Amy Klaben and learn more about their vision for the future of the program

Meet Dr. Jason ReeceDr. Jason Reece is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at the Knowlton School. His research, teaching and professional experience focuses on social equity in city planning, fair housing, health equity and asset-based community development.

Reece has acted as an advisor and capacity builder to foundations, non-profits, community organizations and government agencies. He has managed more than $10 million in research initiatives and contributed to more than 110 scholarly or technical publications. His work has been featured in 41 media publications and was an invited guest speaker to more than 300 professional engagements.

Reece has worked with partner organizations in more than 30 states in the US and acted as a capacity builder for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Sustainable Communities Initiative for four years. He currently is President of the Board of Directors for the Parsons Avenue Community Development Corporation.

Meet Amy KlabenAmy Klaben has had a lifelong commitment and passion for advocating for women, families and improving the community in which she lives. In 2016, Amy became the principal of her independent consulting firm, Strategic Opportunities. From 2000 to 2015, as President/CEO of Homeport, also known as Columbus Housing Partnership, Inc., Ms. Klaben led all aspects of this large, multi-faceted non-profit organization that provides service enriched rental housing, revitalizes neighborhoods, and helps people to become and remain successful homeowners. She helped establish the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio, a local coalition of nonprofit organizations, and has actively participated with Housing Partnership Network, NeighborWorks America, and Enterprise Community Partners, national organizations pursuing policy changes and funding for affordable housing. Prior to her work at Homeport, Ms. Klaben was a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP.


The Ohio State University Alumni Association
Longaberger Alumni House
2200 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

Registration required. Please respond by November 5.
Phone: 614-292-2281
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