Check out our featured speakers, workshop sessions, and schedule to plan your participation. 

View the Agenda

Each day we will offer three concurrent session blocks of dynamic workshops and interactive panels. 

View our Sessions

Learn more about the poster presentations that will be featured during the summit. 

Virtual Poster Program

Steering Committee Members

Thank you to members of our 2020 National Community Leadership Summit Steering Committee, whose leadership and partnership have directed the vision and design of the summit. Collaboratively, they have identified priorities and key themes for the summit, and provided critical input to ensure a positive participant experience. 

  • Altorice Frazier, Parents Engaging Parents

  • Amy Smith Crosby, Young Child Wellness Council

  • Cynthia Romero, Moving Ahead Adelante

  • Joyce Bosco, Catholic Charities of Hartford

  • Juan Carlos Ferrufino, Family Nurturing Center

  • Judy Bennet, Essex County Council for Young Children

  • Kacy Hughes, Boston Children’s Museum

  • Monica Koller, Generations Forward Children’s Collaborative

  • Morgan Frazier-Eley, Project R.I.G.H.T. Inc

  • Noica Finger, Boston Breastfeeding Coalition

  • Paulina Erices, Moving Ahead Adelante

  • Stephanie Covarrubia, Young Child Wellness Council


What does a society that values community leadership look like? What resources does it need to transform its immediate and long-term futures?

This year’s Virtual National Community Leadership Summit, Our Future, Our Communities, will focus on the policies and advocacy needed to build and strengthen the infrastructure within healthcare, education, legal, and other systems to promote wellbeing for children and prevent trauma. This has become especially important given the inequities highlighted by this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely impacted communities of color and low-income people. 


Our summit will explore these important questions through two days of interactive panels, workshops, breakout sessions, and plenaries. Join fellow community leaders, change agents, and advocates to shape the conversation and design next steps.

two day
virtual summit

brings together change makers, community leaders and advocates across the country who are dedicated to ensuring that children and families have equitable access to the tools and resources they need to thrive. Key program offerings include:

Interactive panel discussions

Community sharing and virtual networking opportunities


About our Program


Learn more about our speakers and sessions! To ensure the health and safety of participants, this year’s summit will include interactive virtual opportunities for attendees around the country to participate. 

Community leadership is key to reducing the effects of early adversity and building a stronger future for all, and we invite you to join us in shaping the summit experience! We look forward to your participation. Check out our program highlights below.


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Save your spot and registration today.



Learn more about the 2020 National Community Leadership Summit speakers.

Vital Village is a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family, and community well-being. Vital Village is based at Boston Medical Center.



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