The Tackling Poverty Series brings businesses, advocates, artists, citizens, organizations and elected officials together to build connections and conversations around reducing poverty within urban communities in New York City and across the country. The series features leading voices to discuss best practices in improving education outcomes, access to housing and shelter, and other targeted strategies.
Conditions that perpetuate homelessness and poverty today have deep roots in America's past. Our final Tackling Poverty conversation will explore the themes of the book, "The Poor Among Us: A History of Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City". The discussion will examine the successes and failures of past efforts to reduce poverty and the lessons we can learn for today's efforts to aid impoverished families.
Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and CEO of ICPH, Author of "The Poor Among Us: A History of Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City"