Jim Keenan from Local Boys and Girls Club to Speak Local Poverty Matters on May 4

April 11, 2016

Ever wonder how kids grow up to be productive members of society in today’s crazy world?  Or what you can do to help? Hear from  Jim Keenan, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley, about how the club inspires and enables young people, especially those who most need support, […]

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April 6 Local Poverty Matters Discussion Features Turning Point Speakers

January 22, 2016

On Wednesday, April 6, the Local Poverty Matters Discussion Group welcomes Jeanne Robertson, a licensed drug and alcohol counselor in Massachusetts. Jeanne is the Coordinator of the Division of Family Services at Turning Point, Inc., a Newburyport-Amesbury based nonprofit that helps women with a history of trauma/domestic violence, drug and alcohol addictions and/or mental illness. […]

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March 2 Local Poverty Matters Topic – The Robots are Coming!

January 22, 2016

Richard Mullen, a professional speaker and public speaking trainer/coach, will present The Robots are Coming, a look at how technology will change the world as we know it. Robotics and driverless cars and trucks will certainly change the way we live our daily lives. Robots will provide assistance to the elderly and people with disabilities.  Solar, wind, […]

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Local Poverty Matters Discussion to Address Poverty in Public Schools

January 9, 2016

Newburyport Public School nurses, in addition to caring for the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of the district’s 3000 students, must be attuned to students’ socio-economic  situations. School nurses are often called on to intervene when hunger, appropriate clothing, transportation to school, and other unmet student needs impact student’s ability to learn. The next Local Poverty Matters Discussion, on […]

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