2012 Disrupting the Poverty Cycle:
Emerging Practices to Achieve Economic Mobility
April 16, 2012
Conference Mission Statement
Held May 1, 2012 at Simmons College, the inaugural Disrupting the Poverty Cycle: Emerging Practices to Achieve Economic Mobility conference provided the opportunity for over 300 pioneering stakeholders across diverse sectors to share practical emerging approaches to engage low-income families in a journey to economic self-sufficiency. Experts in program delivery, applied research, public policy, philanthropy, and program participants are invited to this gathering with the purpose of generating cross-sector dialogue among those with a vested interest in seeing low-income families succeed.
- To hold a vital, engaging forum on U.S. poverty and economic mobility rooted in contemporary economic conditions and policy debates;
- Foster cross-pollination between academics, program leaders, public officials, and low-income individuals;
- Every attendee should leave the conference with at least two new ideas that can reshape/improve their work.
This program was approved for 4.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D51427.
If you have any questions about this event, contact Kelly Dowd at 617.259.2949 or firstname.lastname@example.org