2016 Poverty Forum Schedule 

Wednesday, September 21st 

8:00 - 9:00 AM: Registration + Breakfast

9:00 AM: Welcome

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Keynote Larry James, CEO of CitySquare

10:45 AM- 12:00 PM: Workshop Track A*

  • Historic Westside Gardens: Urban Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation
  • Dr. Shatakshee Dhongde (Georgia Tech): Multidimensional Poverty in the United States
  • Food Security for America: Beyond Food Pantries to Friends and Neighbor Networks 
  • Clearpoint: Education in Jeopardy: When Financial Aid Isn't Enough

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch + Policy Panel Featuring:

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Workshop Session B*

  • Georgia Budget and Policy Institute: The Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Veterans Empowerment Organization: Workforce Development for Veterans
  • Graduate Marietta: Wrap-around Service Models for Low-income Students
  • Friends of Refugees: Empowering Refugee Women and Children

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Networking Reception
 Please join us for networking opportunities and light refreshments

Thursday, September 22nd 

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM: Welcome

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Workshop Track C*

  • Westside Atlanta Collaborations for Alleviating Poverty
  • Rainbow Village: Outputs vs. Outcomes
  • Atlanta Continuum of Care: Housing First Model and Ending Chronic Homelessness
  • UGA Extension: State of Poverty Simulation

10:45 AM - 12:00: Workshop Track D*

  • Goodwill: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Impact Results 
  • Georgia Budget and Policy Institute: The Earned Income Tax Credit 
  • Safe Harbor: Human Trafficking and Generational Poverty
  • Latin American Association: Si Se Puede! Integrated Support for Holistic Latino Economic Empowerment 

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM: Closing Lunch + Media Panel Featuring:

* Workshops listed under each track time will take place in one of four breakout areas. Attendees are invited to attend the topic of their choice.