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S. Truett Cathy Poverty Summit

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Keeter Center, Royal Oak Forum, College of the Ozarks

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Keeter Center for Character Education

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of the 2019 S. Truett Cathy Poverty Summit is three-fold.

  1. To look at a thriving initiative with high community engagement as a possible model for collaboration across all sectors to reduce the rate of poverty in our area.
     
  2. The keynote address will be followed by a panel of practitioners who will discuss the current state of initiatives in Stone and Taney Counties.
     
  3. The ultimate goal is to gather input from a wide cross section of stakeholders in a guided “community conversation,” which will serve as the kick-off of numerous small group discussions during 2019. This community feedback will be part of a report, which will provide a roadmap for action steps for reducing the rate of poverty in the region. We need your input!

 

Mr. Alan Graham

CONFERENCE TIMES: *9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (*Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 15th, 2019

COST: Morning only $10.00      Full day, including lunch $25.00*

*Lunch seating and afternoon session will be limited to the first 192 people, so make your reservation early!

FEATURED SPEAKER:

Mr. Alan Graham, Founder & CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes

SHORT BIO:

Alan says it’s all about relationships. Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a social outreach ministry in Austin, TX, committed to providing permanent, sustainable solutions for the chronically homeless while surrounding them with compassion, love and dignity. Those who know Alan best know that he is a man on a mission — to relieve the struggles homeless individuals face in obtaining their basic needs of food, community and a place to call home.

With the support of more than 19,000 volunteers, Mobile Loaves & Fishes is the largest prepared feeding program to the homeless and working poor in Austin, Texas. Graham is also the visionary behind MLF’s Community First! Village — a 27-acre master planned development that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supporting community to the chronically homeless in Central Texas.


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