Have you signed up for one of NCAF's War on Poverty Seminars? These two-and-a-half-day seminars cover the history and philosophy of the war on poverty as a foundation for Community Action in the 21st century.
Some of the topics we’ll explore include:
- The changing role of government in addressing the needs of the poor from 1929 to 2007,
- The Ford Foundation and Gray Areas Projects,
- Kennedy’s plan for poverty,
- LBJ’s launch of the war on poverty,
- Community Action in the turbulent 1960s,
- The mission and purpose of Community Action,
- The role of Congress and the White House in the Community Action programs and
- Where Community Action program will be in the next 10 years.
I encourage anyone who is new to Community Action to attend, whether you’re a board member, a volunteer, or a senior staffer. Whether you are looking to start a career path in Community Action, or you are a current Community Action employee who is interested in becoming reenergized about our mission, this seminar is for you!
There are several upcoming seminars for you to choose from:
October 22-24, 2007 ~ CAL/NEVA War on Poverty Workshop
October 29-31, 2007 ~ Indiana War on Poverty Workshop
November 7-9, 2007 ~ Salt Lake City, Utah
May 14-16, 2008 ~ St. Petersburg, Florida
For more information on hosting a workshop in your area, please contact Kellie Baker or Sheri Penzari.
I look forward to seeing you at a workshop near you!
-- David Bradley, NCAF Executive Director, Washington, D.C.