"Creating Opportunities for Everyone in the Community" will be the focus of upcoming summit on November 6 in Traverse City. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bayview Wesleyan Church located at 720 Wayne Street. The Summit is being organized by the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) in partnership with the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments as a project of Framework for Our Future.
The featured speaker will be nationally known poverty expert, Dr. Donna Beegle. Beegle spent much of her life living in poverty, but eventually went to college to earn her PhD. She will discuss how people in poverty are affected by our community’s infrastructure (including transportation, housing, energy, education, employment, and healthy food.) The Summit will include breakout sessions focused on improving community infrastructure and creating opportunities that benefit our impoverished neighbors and our community as a whole.
Lunch will be provided, and there is no cost to attend. Click to register, or by call Anna at 231.929.5067.
The Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) is a community-driven, collaborative effort to reduce poverty in the Traverse Bay region. PRI consists of representatives from local businesses, public and government agencies, and concerned citizens. Working subcommittees focus on five strategic directions: Navigators, Mentoring, Education, Advocacy, and Communications.
The Framework for Our Future is a project of the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. The project is a grassroots effort to help local decision makers define and implement the guiding principles of The Grand Vision in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Wexford counties.
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