“Promising Approaches to Ending Poverty” will be the topic at the next Local Poverty Matters session on Wednesday, January 7 from 7-8 PM at the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport. The speakers will be John Cuneo, Executive Directorof Community Action, Inc., and Bob Gould, the Director of Community Action in Amesbury.
Community Action is the federally designated anti-poverty agency in our area stretching from Newburyport and Salisbury to Haverhill. Their mission is to to provide resources and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty.
Local Poverty Matters meets in the basement classroom of the First Religious Society on the first Wednesday of every month and explores the various aspects of local poverty. It is jointly sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the church and by Pennies for Poverty, a local nonprofit trying to increase awareness of
poverty in our community. The sessions are free and open to the public.
From October through May, professionals from anti-poverty agencies share their information and insight. Discussion following the presentation is often lively as attendees seek to gain insight into actions they can take to help those in need.