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Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Lancaster County Cohort

Lancaster County Team Joins the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Racial Equity and Small Business Support Cohort Program

A cross-sector collaboration of organizations, businesses, and community members in Lancaster County is proud to announce its participation in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s second annual Reinventing Our Communities cohort program. This program will use a lens of racial justice to focus on equitable business recovery, and to support business owners disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and those that have been historically and systematically oppressed. 

Over this 10 month program, the Lancaster County cohort will:


  • Participate in racial equity training led by Race Forward, a nonprofit racial justice organization, and in smaller group trainings with practitioners with business expertise
  • Engage Lancaster County businesses and the larger community throughout this initiative to ensure their voices are represented in any strategies that are developed
  • Identify structural barriers that business owners face, and develop recommendations for equitable business recovery using input from the community, to enhance and fill in gaps that may exist in current initiatives

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We will continuously publish information about our learning journey and about any strategies we develop.

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Meet the Lancaster County Cohort Team


Lancaster County is represented in the Reinventing Our communities Cohort by twelve cross-sector organizations and businesses: ASSETS, Communication Essentials LLC, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, Lancaster City Alliance, Lancaster City Council, Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster County Community Foundation, PhotOle Photography, The Cultured Professional Network, United Way of Lancaster County, Waller Tax & Financial Services, and YWCA of Lancaster.

We recognize that the team is not fully representative of our community. Therefore, as we progress through the learning journey, we are committed to continuously reach out to other community members and leaders for insights on the needs of our community, and to bring in more voices throughout the process.


Learn More About The Federal Reserve Reinventing Our Communities Program

The 2021 Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program is a 10-month training program for cross-sector community cohorts to promote equitable small business recovery from the pandemic. The 2021 program targets nine communities across the U.S., bringing together experts and stakeholders that will lead the training program. These communities are: Allentown/PA, Broward County/FL, Charleston/SC, Chester County/PA, Lancaster/PA, Las Vegas/NV, St. Cloud/MN, Wayne County/PA, and York/PA.

Check Out Updates Regarding the ROC Lancaster County Cohort

Throughout the process we will publish news where we will share insights on what we learn throughout the program and update on any strategies we develop.

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