Jay Ash Spoke on Affordable Housing as an Approach to Income Inequality

August 31, 2016

Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, kicked off the Monthly Local Poverty Matters speaker series with a talk on affordable housing as an approach to income inequality. Secretary Ash is responsible for directing and executing Governor Charlie Baker’s agenda on housing and community development, job creation, business development, […]

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Cocktail Competition Event to Benefit Pennies for Poverty

August 29, 2016

NEWBURYPORT, MA, August 29, 2016 – Five local restaurants will compete for “Best Cocktail” in a fundraising event to be held on September 25th from 2:00-5:00 pm, with the proceeds going to benefit the nonprofit, Pennies for Poverty: 2 Cents 4 Change. Participants will taste samples and vote for their favorite signature cocktail from local […]

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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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