The Philadelphia Fed designed the Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program to encourage strong local economies by helping communities across the U.S. address structural racism and barriers to economic mobility. Cohorts are groups of cross-sector community leaders who participate in workshops and peer learning that allow them to gain skills and create a tailored racial equity plan to address local challenges.

Learn More About the 2024 Program

The 2024 Cohort program will offer two tracks: inclusive rental housing, in partnership with NeighborWorks America, and workforce development, in partnership with Equitable Cities Consulting. Download this brochure for more details on the 2024 program.


Explore Previous Cohort Programs

The ROC Cohort program has worked with 28 communities from 15 states on local challenges related to jobs, housing, a small business recovery, and more. Review presentations, session recordings, and other resources.

  • The 2022 program focused on workforce equity.
  • The 2021 program focused on an equitable small business recovery.
  • The 2020 program explored an array of topics, including housing, jobs, and wealth equity, through the lens of racial equity. 

Participant Stories

For any questions about the program or participation, please contact Ali Shott at or 215-574-3970.

Infographic explaining the Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program

Download the infographic.