OIC OF SOUTH FLORIDA PRESENTS THE MIDDLE CLASS SUMMIT, AUGUST 17 th
& 18 th , 2022, TO STRENGTHEN AMERICA’S LARGEST SOCIO-ECONOMIC CLASS

Fort Lauderdale, FL- August 17, 2022- OIC of South Florida’s (OIC-SFL) 2022 Middle Class Summit
is a two-day conference created for workforce and economic development professionals, policy
makers, and all community stakeholders to develop actionable solutions to the many
challenges facing the Middle Class and those seeking to enter the Middle Class. The Middle
Class Summit will take place on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and
Thursday, August 18, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino located at 1
Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314.


The Summit is open to the public. Visit the OIC-SFL website https://oicsfl.org/middle-class-
summit/ to register and for more information.


The Middle Class Summit is an opportunity for community leaders to develop innovative
answers to issues like the disparities in education, unaffordable housing, rising childcare, and
unsustainable increases in healthcare costs facing the middle and underprivileged classes in
America, and criminal justice reform. OIC-SFL President and CEO Newton B. Sanon highlights
the importance of these issues to all communities.


“Economists warn that our nation is headed for a recession. Many families are
already feeling it at the gas pumps, grocery stores, and certainly as they
attempt to solidify affordable housing here in South Florida and around the
country. Now more than ever, there is a need for elevated and collective
leadership to assure that families have a clear path to reconcile their
economic mobility and basic needs. The objective of our Summit is to help
build, elevate, and sustain a strong middle class. At OIC of South Florida, it’s
important that we continue to elevate the voice of the underrepresented, and
positively impact communities by fostering timely discussion with key stakeholders to develop strategy and deploy solutions. The issues we’ll discuss at the Summit affect absolutely everyone.”

The Summit features an impressive who’s who of dignitaries and industry experts including:
Chairman Marcellus W. Osceola, Jr. of the Seminole Tribe of Florida; Congresspersons Sheila
Cherfilus-McCormick, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Ted Deutch; Broward County Mayor
Michael Udine and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; U.S. Deputy Assistant
Secretary Lenita Jacobs-Simmons; Byna Elliott, Global Head of Advancing Black Pathways at
JPMorgan Chase & Co.; President and CEO Teri Williams of OneUnited Bank; Bob Swindell of
the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration
Coalition; and more. In attendance will be representatives from additional local, regional and
national government, private, faith-based, and non-profit organizations including FTX,
CareerSource, United Way, YWCA, Slip-N-Slide Records, area colleges and universities, and
others.


Admission:
Day 1, August 17 th – $50
Day 2, August 18 th – $75
Both days – $100
Students – both days $25

OIC of South Florida is a beacon of hope through its ability to serve as a community-based
workforce, job development, and training organization. OIC-SFL focuses on the unemployed,
underemployed, unskilled, and those with barriers to self-sufficiency due to past indiscretions
in their background through our various Workforce Development Division programs. OIC-SFL
also seeks to proactively address the vicious cycles of poverty via our Youth & Family Division
programs. By partnering with local schools and government agencies, OIC-SFL can successfully
provide career awareness and readiness programming annually to over 7,000 students in
middle school and high school.

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