Imagine a Thriving Miami : Tackles Poverty 2/15/13

Imagine a Thriving Miami : Tackles Poverty
Friday, 02/15/2013, 10:00 am – 03:00 am
Catalyst1Catalyst Miami Office
1900 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 200,
Miami, Florida 33132

Catalyst Miami hosts “Imagine a Thriving Miami,” a workshop part of the quarterly civic networking series, Imagine Miami, to discuss poverty and ways to combat it in our local community.

This event features legal scholar and renowned author of So Rich, So Poor: Why the Wealthiest Nation in the World Is Losing the Battle Against Poverty, Peter Edelman as the keynote speaker. Edelman, who famously resigned under the Clinton administration to protest treatment of the nation’s poor, will discuss issues such as the impact of under and unemployment when it comes to the ever-increasing challenges of ridding poverty in America. The workshop will include breakout sessions for attendees to explode the root issues of poverty and discuss grassroots solutions aimed creating a thriving, prosperous, and civically engaged Miami.

Imagine a Thriving Miami will also include a look at the 2013 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. The Scorecard explores the financial security of residents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and assesses policies that are helping residents build and protect assets across five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Housing & Homeownership, Health Care and Education. Published annually, the Scorecard offers the most comprehensive look available at Americans’ ability to save and build wealth, fend off poverty and create a more prosperous future.

Participants in the Imagine a Thriving Miami conference will reflect the diversity of Miami. Legislatures, AmeriCorps volunteer service members, nonprofit leaders, community activists, parents, and students are all encouraged to attend. Please register ASAP, the event is $25.00 and space is limited.

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