There’s more to poverty than a lack of income
Wisconsin’s overall poverty rate rose from 12.4% in 2009 to 13.2% in 2010. Wisconsin’s pre-recession poverty rate in 2007 was 10.8%. Between 2007 and 2010, the number of people in Wisconsin living in poverty increased by about 143,000.
But in Wisconsin, there IS an effort underway to find practical, hands-on solutions to increase collaboration between the private and public sectors to lift people out of poverty toward financial security.
Meet and collaborate with these thought leaders and others:
Who Should Attend
State agency program managers; nonprofit leaders and program staff; policy makers; business leaders; community action organizers; educators; and members of church groups, foundations, and the media.
Focus on populations living in poverty includes: