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UPO Inspire Foundation

UPO Inspire Foundation
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Facing Poverty Forum

School Reform Models:
"What impacts school success for children in poverty?"


Recently released US Census Bureau 2011 data on poverty stated that over 109,000 District of Columbia residents are living in poverty. The data also highlighted that from 2010 to 2011 the number of people in the U.S. living in poverty increased from 46.2 million to 48.5 million.

In celebration of UPO's fifty years of service to Washington, DC as an anti-poverty organization, UPO Inspire Foundation (Inspire) will host a series public policy forum highlighting the effects of poverty in the areas of employment, education and as a civil rights issue. Inspire was created in 2011 to support the activities and programs of UPO and to focus attention on poverty issues effecting citizens in our Nation's capitol.

The panelists included Mr. Derek S. Hyra from Virginia Tech, Ms. Adrianne Todman from the DC Housing Authority, Ms. Will Merrifield from the Legal Clinic, and Ms. Anita Hairston from PolicyLink.

On June 4th, 2014, a panel of experts, researches, providers and advocates will come together to discuss best practices and solutions on how we can collectively work together to end the war on poverty. Click here for the video.

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