Friday, October 21, 2011

General Task Force Meeting-Circles Demonstration

The October meeting is being broadcasted now.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Metrics Committee meeting October 17th

Monday, 11/17, 9 – 11 AM at the
State Capitol, HCR 0111

Thanks to the efforts of Kate Watlkins and Natalie Mullis (leg council staff), we will have Dr. Tim Smeeding and Dr. Yiyoong Chung from the University of WI, Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty calling in at 9:15 AM; thei will address the following topics:

1) the latest federal efforts to develop the Supplemental Poverty Measure;
2) 2) your experiences and latest efforts at the IRP; and
3) 3) how might your measure be replicated in Colorado.

We will also be learning about another alternative poverty measure with a brief presentation from Kate Watkins. Please RSVP and let me know if you have any questions, and if I’ve missed anyone please invite them as well

Monday, October 10, 2011

October Meeting Date --Lafayette, CO

Economic Opportunity and Poverty Reduction Task Force meeting
Friday, October 21 from 2:00 – 5:00pm
SISTER CARMEN CENTER, Lafayette, CO (Boulder County, CO)

Welcome by Sister Carmen Center (10 minutes)
• Brief summary of current issues in Boulder County
• Brief summary of programming
Circles Campaign program (30 min. total)
• Program introduction, overview (5 min.) – Getting Ahead, Circles, National program/promising practice, Outcomes
• Linkages to other programs (5 min.)
o Workforce
o Public benefits
o Housing
• Circle leaders presentations (20 min.)
Public Testimony/Discussion (20 – 30 minutes)
Workgroup break-out meetings (45 minutes)
Report back/next steps (30 minutes)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sesame Street is going there!

Poverty and hunger are interdependent and generational poverty equals hungry kids not being able to focus in school or drinking from water fountains to keep their bellies full. Kudos to Public Television and Sesame Street for letting children talk to children on this issue. Please check in for the Special if you have time.