Tackling Poverty

New York-based non-profit civic media organization, City Limits will be sponsoring an upcoming panel discussion event entitled “Tackling Poverty”. The event will gather stakeholders from the city’s non-profit, business, arts, and philanthropy sectors to discuss how to improve outcomes around education and poverty in New York City.

Topic: How Schools Can Succeed In Educating Poor and Homeless Children

On Wednesday October 3rd, City Limits will launch the Tackling Poverty Conversation and Networking Series to look at the solutions and innovative ideas that have had an impact in fighting the causes and effects of urban poverty.

As the new school year gets underway, we’ll highlight the connection between education and poverty. This series installment will explore the role of the community in education, enrichment, and mentoring of youth who are at a disadvantage. What’s working (and what isn’t) in the schools responsible for educating the city’s poorest students?  And is a quality education a civil right?

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness will serve as the official Series Partner for the Tackling Poverty Conversation and Networking Series.

Panel Discussion | 6:00 PM

Networking Reception | 7:30 PM

Moderated by Geoff Decker, Staff Editor, GothamSchools.org

Featured Panelists and Speakers

David J. Hickton, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Emary Aronson, Managing Director-Eduction, The Robin Hood Foundation
Stephan Brumberg, Professor of Education, School Psychology/Counseling, Brooklyn College
Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director, Brooklyn Movement Center

Introductory remarks to open the panel will be given by Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and CEO, the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness.

For more info, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities visit TacklingPovertyNYC.org.

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