In Gregg County 1 in 5 people are living in poverty. 1 in 4 children are lacking reliable access to nutritious food.
The Poverty Conference is a one day conference that highlights a nationally recognized keynote speaker whose work and expertise reflects issues of local community. The Poverty Conference brings community partners, educators, professionals and citizens together to create common conversation, strategies and vision regarding poverty. We hope to increase awareness and spur action among our community. Since the conference began, we have seen partnerships grow, development of new programs and services for our community and city wide initiatives to address homelessness.
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