Wednesday, October 3rd: Tackling Poverty Brooklyn: Poverty and Community Education

Tackling Poverty Brooklyn: Poverty and Community Education
Galapagos Art Space (16 Main St., Brooklyn)
6pm
Free

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?

Featured Panelists:
Dona Anderson, Senior Research Associate, the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
David Hickton, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Stephan Brumberg, Professor of Education, Brooklyn College
Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director, Brooklyn Movement Center

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

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the reception for this event, and there will be opportunities for professionals from the city’s non-profit, advocacy, business and arts sectors to network afterwards.

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