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Webcast: Turning the Tide on Persistent Rural Poverty

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The white paper, Turning the Tide on Persistent Rural Poverty: Blueprint for a Path Forward, reflects the panel's position for effectively addressing persistent rural poverty. Read our blog for a summary of the findings and recommendations.


  • Paul Weech, CEO, NeighborWorks America

Our Best Foot Forward

10-11 a.m. ET | Leadership Plenary I

  • Sheila Rice, executive director, NeighborWorks Great Falls (moderator)
  • Bill Bynum, chief executive officer, HOPE Enterprise
  • Jim King, president, Fahe
  • Nick Mitchell-Bennett, executive director, CDC of Brownsville
  • Chrystel Cornelius, executive director, First Nations Oweesta

Leveraging Our Strengths

11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. ET | Leadership Plenary II

  • Dee Davis, founder and president, National Rural Assembly (moderator)
  • Andrea Levere, president, CFED
  • Moises Loza, executive director, Housing Assistance Council
  • Beth Marcus, senior vice president for resource development, LISC
  • Paul Weech, CEO, NeighborWorks America