Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Conference on Poverty in New Mexico on June 4-6

We all know about the statistics and the rankings: Our state has hovered near the bottom in the index of poverty for as long as we can remember.

So how can we work together to find solutions? 

The New Mexico Association of Community Partners (NMACP) and the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Division have planned a conference for the first week of June, entitled "Lessons from Poverty: Communities Working Together."

The conference, scheduled for June 4-6 at the UNM Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd. NE, features three days of expert panelists, skilled trainers and breakout sessions. Guest speakers are U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Kathy Winograd, President of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), and State Rep. Ken Martinez, Speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Day 1 - Our Identity: Wednesday, June 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Day 2 - Supporting Our Mission:Thursday, June 5, 8:00am-4:00pm
Day 3 - Our Path Forward:Friday, June 6, 8:00am-12:00pm

The official site for the conference includes the full schedule of events and information on how to apply for financial assistance for the general public and tuition remission for UNM staff, faculty and retirees.

*(Early Bird Special will apply until June 3rd for this 3-day conference -- $169.00).
*For non-profits ONLY -- Thursday Training ONLY, includes breakfast, lunch and reception -- $150.00

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