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KEYNOTES AND AGENDA
The year’s conference features two keynote speakers:
Maura Daily serves as Chief Communication and Development Officer for Chicago-based Feeding America, one of the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charities. Every four years, Feeding America conducts the largest, most comprehensive study of the challenges faced by the people they serve. The findings of Hunger in America 2014 demonstrate the need for a well-rounded approach to solving hunger that helps families achieve stability in other areas of their lives.
At 17 years old, Sonia Holycross was fully engulfed in anger and bitterness. After having five children and attempting many times to change her life on her own, she was asked to consider doing a Getting Ahead co-investigation, and that’s when she discovered herself and her potential – along with the words to express it. Seven years later, Sonia has obtained a bachelor’s degree and made a career out of her Getting Ahead journey! Sonia now serves as the Family Development and Education Coordinator for Partners in Hope of Troy, OH.
For additional details on keynotes and other events, please see the conference agenda.
TOGETHER TO NASHVILLE – TRAINING FOR THE 900-MILE JOURNEY
Chuck Holt, Executive Director of The Factory Ministries (a Bridges Out of Poverty community in Paradise, PA), is leading a team of 9 bike riders on the nearly 900-mile journey from Pennsylvania to Nashville, TN for the Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference. Follow them on our YouTube channel as they continue their journey!
VISION TO ACTION II IS BEING RELEASED AT THE CONFERENCE
We’re proud to announce that Vision to Action Volume II is being released at the Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference.
As initiatives and momentum expand, leaders who have worked with the insights and resources of four aha! Process books – A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges Out of Poverty, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World, and Investigations into Economic Class in America – were asked to respond to three simple questions:
– What was your challenge?
– How did you meet the challenge?
– What results did you get?
The authors of these 12 peer-reviewed articles are truly catalysts for change. They represent shifting paradigms and changes in the way we work with those who are struggling to get ahead.
TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE
Why should you attend? Glad you asked! We’ve compiled the top 10 reasons here:
SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF POVERTY CONFERENCE!
October 4-7, 2015
More details to come…