New York has the most segregated school system in the country, perpetuated in part by public policies that create and sustain a gulf in housing opportunity between black and white Americans. Segregated housing is deeply intertwined with health, wealth, and educational attainment. As gentrification pushes communities of color out of their neighborhoods, what policies could lead to a more equitable future?

Join us on Tuesday, June 25 for an engaging discussion with TCF experts on one of New York City’s most persistent struggles. Learn how we got here and about the policies we think our leaders need to fight for and push forward next.


About Think. Drink. Mingle.
Every summer, The Century Foundation hosts a series of events bringing together civically engaged professionals working in NYC to expand their networks and discuss policies that promise to build a better future—all while enjoying a spread of wine and cheese. Whether you’re new to the city, here for the summer, or just really enjoy meeting other incredibly smart people, you’re invited to join us as we share a drink (or two) and discuss issues that matter.

Event Details

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
6:00pm – 7:15pm – Discussion
7:15pm – 8:00pm – Wine and cheese reception

The Century Foundation
1 Whitehall Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10004


  • Moderator: Tabatha Cortes
    2019 Summer Scholar, The Century Foundation
  • Lorraine Y. Collins @Enterprise_NYC
    Director of Public Policy and External Affairs, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
  • Braden Crooks @designingthewe
    Co-founder and Partner, Designing the WE
  • Richard D. Kahlenberg @RickKahlenberg
    Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
  • Kimberly Quick @KQuickTCF
    Senior Policy Associate, The Century Foundation
  • Marie Winfield @feenoirenyc
    Board Member, Fair Housing Justice Center