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Danny Scalise to Serve as Advisor for Opportunity Nation, a National Campaign to Increase Economic Opportunity and Social Mobility in America

by West Virginia Executive   •  

Danny Scalise, Executive Director of Capital Resource Agency, has been chosen to serve as a one of 130+ national leaders from 42 states and the District of Columbia for Opportunity Nation, a national campaign launching in November that will work to restore access to the American Dream by increasing economic opportunity and social mobility in America. Danny was selected to serve on this distinguished panel because of his commitment to increasing economic opportunity in West Virginia through his role at Community Action Partnership and other leadership positions.

Opportunity Nation has formed a powerful, bipartisan coalition of non-profits, foundations, educators, business and political leaders who are working together to put promoting opportunity and social mobility back on the national, state and local community agendas.  The campaign will host its second annual Summit at George Washington University on September 18 and 19 with lead partners including TIME Magazine, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Steering Committee members Year Up, Jumpstart, United Way Worldwide, World Vision, CFED, Points of Light and America’s Promise Alliance.

Danny will serve as part of the Opportunity Nation Leaders and Scholars Program, a national network of experts with personal experience facing barriers to opportunity and a track record of making meaningful change in their respective communities.  Acting as community mobilizers and lending their insight to campaign policy ideas. Opportunity Leaders and Scholars will be essential voices in galvanizing support across the country and making a tangible difference in their communities in 2012 and beyond.

Confirmed speakers include: Senator Chris Coons, Governor Deval Patrick, Melody Barnes, John Bridgeland, Senator Tom Harkin, Angela Glover Blackwell, Michael Gerson, Arianna Huffington, Bob Putnam, Judy Woodruff and more.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – Wednesday, September 19, 2012

George Washington University

2121 Eye Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052

To interview your Leader or Scholar please contact

More information about Opportunity Nation and the September Summit can be found at


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