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National Community Leadership Summit

Reclaiming the Power of Us

October 18 & 22, 2021

Join us for the 8th annual Virtual National Community Leadership Summit, themed Communities Rising: Reclaiming the Power of Us, hosted by Boston Medical Center’s Vital Village Network! This summit brings together trailblazers from around the country who are dedicated to helping children and families get equitable access to the resources they need to thrive. This has become especially important given the inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the health and safety of our communities, this two-day summit will take place as an interactive virtual event.

The Vital Village Leadership Summit is a space where you can connect with other passionate individuals for both personal and professional development. Through an interactive platform, attendees will be connected to and encouraged to network with community leaders, policymakers, educators, practitioners, community-based organizations, researchers, funders, and families to discuss community building and engagement strategies to promote child wellbeing. 


Join a fast-growing group of leaders and changemakers from around the country. Cultivate your passion and dedication to supporting children and their families.


Connect with hundreds of individuals during a two-day summit full of captivating keynote speakers, active workshops and a resource-rich marketplace.


Gain new perspectives and best practices from individuals from diverse sectors and backgrounds. Inspire other attendees with your own equally passionate ideas.


Utilize your new connections, perspectives, and skills to further develop your strategies in ensuring children and families have equitable access to the tools they need to thrive.

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Vital Village is a network of residents and organizations dedicated to maximizing child, family, and community well-being. Our network is a place based, community engagement network that organizes unified investment from residents, community organizations, and institutions to create sustainable community change regarding child protection and promoting healthy and social and emotional early childhood development. Find out more at:

If you missed previous summits, check out 2020 Feature and 2019 Highlights for a recap.

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