Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

POUGHKEEPSIE & NEWBURGH The Newburgh Anti-Poverty Task Force is hosting a “Report Out” information session about its work this past year,Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Ritz Theater Lobby, 111 Broadway, Newburgh.

“We’re inviting all City of Newburgh residents to attend this informational “Report Out” to the community,” remarked United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Rae Leiner, Director of the Anti-Poverty Initiative. “We’ve set up a fun, interactive presentation about how Newburgh resident’s voices have influenced the work and the movement of the Anti-Poverty Task Force. In addition, we’ll be presenting opportunities for residents to become more engaged in the work.”

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Over 150 residents attended the 6 hour Community Listening Session on Jan. 21 to discuss how transportation, education access, job opportunities, affordable housing, healthcare and wellness affected their daily lives and the ability to move out of poverty to stability and to thrive. Fifty community volunteers helped facilitate the round table conversations.

The volunteers were the note takers, food servers, and child care minders. Their support enabled the Anti-Poverty Task Force to gather the information from all the residents to compile into a report on the listening session.

This was circulated to member organizations of the Task Force and provided support to address barriers for residents in creating and sustaining stability.

The report is available for download on the ESPRI Newburgh Anti-Poverty website: www.uwdor.org/newburgh-anti-poverty-initiative.

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