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Symposium: Pathways out of Poverty: Solutions on the Ground (ML927)

Minneapolis, MN • May. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Join us as we focus on local solutions for building and maintaining vibrant communities that provide equitable opportunities for all people to thrive. 

After the opening plenary, participants can choose to attend one of several dynamic mobile learning labs. The purpose of each mobile lab is to explore how NeighborWorks network organizations are providing pathways out of poverty in and around the Twin Cities. The site visits will offer a chance for network leaders to exchange ideas and learn how best to apply new knowledge in their own board room and community. 

The focus of the labs vary and include:
  • Using arts-based strategies to strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities, particularly in small town and rural settings
  • Providing affordable housing programs for very low-income people.
  • Designing a full spectrum of housing and services to meet the demands of diverse, high-needs populations
  • Providing affordable green housing
  • Exploring sustainable comprehensive community development strategies
  • Community development professionals
  • Housing developers and managers
  • Thought leaders, experts and practitioners from the social justice, interfaith, civil rights, and health and human services sectors
  • Representatives from municipalities, regulatory agencies and financial institutions
  • Funder organizations and foundation program officers
The Minneapolis Sympsoium will be the next in a series of daylong symposia that pinpoints the latest thinking on poverty, and how to implement innovative strategies that address inequity and financial insecurity.  Each will be held on the Wednesday of the NeighborWorks Training Institutes.  You'll hear from both big thinkers at the national level and pros working on the front lines, and you'll make a strong connection between the best work in the field and your efforts in your own community.

Click here for an overview of our symposium series, "Pathways out of Poverty", throughout 2017