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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 are available for both educators and licensed professional counselors and social workers attending the Poverty Conference.
Meet Liz Murray

Breaking Night is the New York Times bestselling memoir by Liz Murray. She was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothes and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classses that she was put into a girls' home. At age 15 she found herself on the streets when her family finally unraveled.  When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless, won a New York Times scholarship and made it into the Ivy League. 

2017 Poverty Conference Sponsors

Junior League of Longview

Get to know the Poverty Conference host and learn about programs led by the JLL.

2016 School Supply Train
Credit: Longview News Journal