With special guest and keynote speaker, Maurice Jones, president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national community development financial institution, we will present current issues that are blocking people from escaping poverty.
If you attended last year's summit, you helped to uncover some of the systemic issues like the childcare benefits cliff affect, much-needed policy changes and affordable housing, which emerged as key topics. This helped shape our agenda for 2019 as we bring a sharper focus on housing barriers.
You'll benefit from provocative panel discussions from thought-leaders, dynamic breakout sessions and connecting with Pierce County's community members who are determined to reduce poverty in Pierce County.
NEW! Enjoy an interactive Pitch To Ditch Poverty challenge. Vote on the most innovative ideas that address family financial instability which will, in turn, receive funding to kick start winning concepts.