While over 52 million Americans are actively seeking employment or work in jobs that pay low wages, and 1 in 5 unemployed in the last five years still looking for jobs, cuts at the national, state, and local levels have reduced supports that many low-income families depend on during difficult times. This begs two questions: how can human services organizations create ladders of social and economic mobility with dwindling resources yet growing demand, but most importantly, how are we making it by today? Much like the families we serve, we’re resilient, and our country is resilient. Our national opportunity agenda should encompass this.
Join NHSA and United Way Worldwide, in partnership with Opportunity Nation, for a lively discussion with leading human services experts about the unique contributions that the sector can and must make to stem the tide of poverty and income inequality.
- Stacey Stewart, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide
- JoAnn K. Barnes, Acting Chief & Acting Social Services Officer, Children, Youth, & Family Services, Montgomery County Government
- Emily Bouck, Legislative Associate, Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) Office
- Kevin Jordan, Senior Vice President, National Programs, LISC
- Anne Mosle, Vice President, the Aspen Institute; Executive Director, Ascend at the Aspen Institute
- Melanie Anderson, Director of Government Affairs, Opportunity Nation
This event is a must attend for anyone interested in helping families move from poverty to prosperity. Help us create a movement to ensure all Americans achieve upward economic mobility.