The fourth Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration. The workshop is designed for local scholars, social service agencies, advocates,and government leaders and staff, among others. The theme of this year’s Workshop is education and poverty, and topics include “The Impact of Poverty on School Wellness,”“Preparing Teachers for Poverty’s Challenges,” and “Meeting the Non-Academic Needs of Students in Poverty.”
The presenters include:
- David Rust, executive director, Say Yes to Education, Buffalo
- Samuel Radford III, president, District Parent Coordinating Council
- Keith Frome, headmaster, King Center Charter Middle School
- John Siskar, director, Center For Excellence in Urban Education, Buffalo State
- Jill Koyama, professor, Educational Leadership and Policy, UB
- Assunta Ventresca, director, Health Related Services, Buffalo Public Schools
- John Crabbe, Supervisor of Attendance Services, Buffalo Public Schools
- Sam Magavern, co-director, Partnership for the Public Good
The Workshop takes place on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (registration from 8:30 am) at the Education Center and Atrium, Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main Street,Buffalo. The Workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Kyla Jaquish, Kyla@ppgbuffalo.org, 852-4191, ext. 115.
The Poverty Research Workshop is sponsored by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York,the Partnership for the Public Good, the University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative, and the Western New York Service Learning Coalition.