‘Kansas Conference on Poverty’

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Today is the third day of the annual “Kansas Conference on Poverty.” It’s a 3 day event that is meant to show people the struggles our Nation has with poverty.

In America there are 25 million people in need of a full time job.

This convention brings together professionals, volunteers, students and concerned people from nearly 15 states to find ways of helping.

The goal is to raise awareness and inspire action to end poverty.

The convention features workshops and booths that teach people how to improve their neighborhoods and educate others.

Jessica Rodenberg of the Kansas Community Action Programs says poverty isn’t focused on just one social class.

“There’s no one cause of poverty so there’s no one solution, said Rodenberg. Every participant, every attendee, every person has their own power to affect a change because environmental factors impact poverty gardening impacts poverty, education and schooling impacts poverty at every age and at every level.”

The convention wraps up tomorrow.


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