Events | FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty - A United Front Against Poverty
FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty - A United Front Against Poverty
In Chicago, your zip code can have a significant impact on your access to opportunities. How can we level the playing field? In this virtual event, community leaders will discuss winning strategies to stabilize Chicago’s communities and improve the quality of life. The key to all of these strategies: to let residents identify priorities, and to make them the driving force behind solutions.
Join WTTW and United Way of Metro Chicago to watch selections from the FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty documentary series and a take part in a conversation exploring how institutions and local leaders can work together to coordinate community-based networks that connect resources with strategies, so that all children and families are able to thrive and grow to their full potential.
Documentary subject Melissa Fonseca will be joined by Calvin Holmes, President of the Chicago Loan Fund; Jackie Rosa, Director of Community Engagement at United Way of Metro Chicago; and Sara Reschly, Director of Community Partnerships at Brighton Park Neighborhood Council. The panel will discuss how long-term, place-based, coordinated investment in communities can help lift people out of poverty.
The panel and audience Q&A will be moderated by FIRSTHAND executive producer Dan Protess.
Community Engagement for FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty is made possible in part by Caerus Foundation, Inc.
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