Adam Kent

Adam Kent
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Adam Kent serves as a senior program officer in the DC office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), responsible for a wide range of LISC investments and community development initiatives. Prior to joining LISC, Adam worked as a high school math teacher in DC Public Schools and as a researcher at the Urban Institute. Adam also plays trumpet for the DC-based funk and soul band AZTEC SUN. He holds a BA in Economics from Macalester College, a MA in Teaching from American University, and a MPA from Princeton University.
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Working Through Growing Pains in Artist/Community Developer Collaborations

At their roots, both the arts and community development amplify a people’s voice. And while this connection makes sense on paper, it can look a lot different in practice. We would like to share three insights from our work together that speak to the promise, and peril, of such collaboration.