Snohomish County will celebrate Community Action accomplishments and raise awareness about local poverty issues. The premier event is a daylong workshop featuring Dr. Donna Beegle, a national poverty expert, discussion leader, trainer and author of “See Poverty, Be the Difference”. The event will also feature a panel of local experts discussing five innovative successful programs that work with low income families including: financial asset development, community case management, youth services, housing and employment. The fee is $25. The event is May 20th 8:30 to 3:30 at the Edmonds Conference Center 201-4th Avenue N., Edmonds, WA. For more information about this event call 425.388.7407.
In addition to the event, planning to raise the awareness about poverty in Snohomish County year-round is continuing in a collaborative spirit with other local agencies. Some strategies under discussion include a poverty walk and several guest commentaries in local newspapers. For more information about the planning call 425.388.7244.