PHIL Talks: Welcome Dr. Putnam to Mobile

Mar 24 2017

Please join us as we host Dr. Robert Putnam, author of the New York Times bestseller, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Alabama School of Math and Science
1255 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL
Free & Open to the Public


Drawing on a formidable body of research undertaken especially for this book, Our Kids explores the new landscape of diminished opportunities set in an age of fragile families, crumbling communities and disappearing jobs.  Written with authority and compassion, it is a signal contribution to the ongoing conversation about inequality in America.

It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house and achieve prosperity and success.  This is the America we believe in, a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort.  But during the last twenty-five years, we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge.

Join us as we seek to explore the paths to closing the opportunity gap.  Click here to learn more about The Community Foundation’s Closing the Opportunity Gap Initiative and click here to reserve your tickets today!


“For economic productivity and growth, our country needs as much talent as we can find, and we certainly can’t afford to waste it.”  ~Dr. Robert Putnam~