Emory Report
June 22, 2009
Volume 61, Number 33


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June 22, 2009
OUCP teams up on stimulus spending

By Tania Dowdy

The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will allot Georgia an estimated $7.2 billion in funds. But who will the money recover? To ensure equity and inclusive prosperity in metro Atlanta, Emory’s Office of University-Community Partnerships has partnered with the Equity Atlanta network.

“OUCP is committed to encouraging balance and inclusive growth,” says Nathaniel Q. Smith, director of partnership and research for equitable development. OUCP provides technical and research support for Equity Atlanta.

Equity Atlanta hosted 240 participants at its inaugural forum June 5.

“Equity Atlanta provides a place for people from various perspectives to come together to create holistic solutions in our neighborhoods,” says Smith, who also serves as Equity Atlanta’s convener.