Thursday, October 20, 2016
Belcher Center @ LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas
Join the Conversation!
Educators, business leaders, elected officials, community volunteers, church members, parents and friends should join the discussion about combatting poverty in our community.
Contining education hours were available for educators & administrators as well as mental health professionals
Just Announced: 2016 Keynote Speaker
Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur, NY Times bestselling author and host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  
Wes is committed to helping the parents, teachers, mentors and advocates who serve our nation's youth.
2015 Poverty Conference Recap 
Keynote speaker Geoffrey Canada   presented a two-hour lecture focused on The Crisis Facing Our Youth: What We Can Do to Save our Children and Revitalize Our Community.  Conference attendees also participated in a wide range of interactive breakout sessions and workshops . THANK YOU to all community sponsors and partners!
Beyond the Conference
Great conference - now what? This question is being asked by so many and we invite you to join us for a follow up discussion and call to action :
Tuesday, November 17th | 5:30-7:00pm
Junior League of Longview Office (1109 N. Fourth St.)

2015 Poverty Conference Community Partners 
  1. Find event logistics, registration pricing and key conference information here.
  2. Get to know the Poverty Conference host and learn about projects led by JLL.
  3. Learn about Region 7 Education Service Center, United Way, Bridges Out of Poverty and more.
  4. What are the latest poverty statistics and trends affecting East Texas and beyond?

Registration Information

Junior League of Longview 

Conference Partners

Poverty in East Texas

Continuing Education 

History & Highlights

Educators and mental health professionals have the opportunity to secure continuing education credit by attending the Poverty Conference.
Learn about the inagural Poverty Conference hosted by community leaders in 2013.

Video Gallery

"Poverty places not just one or two obstacles but multiple obstacles in  a child's pathway to what we would consider to be
regular development --cognitively, intellectually and emotionally." 

Geoffrey Canada
Geoffery Canada
TED Talk
May 2013

Waiting for "Superman"
Documentary (2010)
Childhood Poverty in Texas
(May 2014)

In Focus with John Sims 
(October 2015)