The Solutions Series provides a forum for focused discussion and examination of the policies and systems that negatively impact the lives of individuals living in poverty in the Commonwealth. The seminars shine light on the landscape of federal, state, and local policies that fuel the poverty pipeline. Speakers and audience members are asked to think intentionally and differently about action-oriented solutions to age-old challenges of economic opportunity. These conversations are critical to enabling the organization and our community of practice to move beyond ground-level, safety-net interventions to action-oriented solutions—legislation, best practices, legal and civil actions, advocacy and more —that facilitate long-term institutional and systems change.
The 2016-2017 series will be split into two multi-part seminars, the an in-depth dive into some of the issues that prohibit economic mobility for low-income individuals including the cost of higher education, child care and homeownership. The second 3-part seminar focuses on neighborhood design as it relates to community health outcomes in the built environment, as well as the effects urban renewal and neighborhood re-design have on low-income communities.
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Upcoming Solutions Series Events
POVERTY BY DESIGN: YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. YOUR HEALTH
April 4, 2017
BLOCK BY BLOCK: URBAN RENEWAL AND NEIGHBORHOOD RE-DESIGN
May 11, 2017
FIXING THE DESIGN: SMART GROWTH AND TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
June 29, 2017
Past Solutions Series Events
‘I’LL NEED CHILD CARE FOR THAT! CONNECTING EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING, AND CHILDCARE
November 15, 2016
TO HOUSE AND TO HOLD: RETHINKING HOME OWNERSHIP
January 12, 2017
FOUR MORE YEARS? HOW HIGHER EDUCATION BECAME A BARRIER
September 22, 2016