Pathways to Success Podcast
SDC Pathways to Success Podcast
Season One, Episode 2: Community Action Agencies Today
More than 50 years ago, Community Action Agencies played an important role in the War Against Poverty. Today, as we continue to recover from the pandemic, community action agencies are leading the way. Learn how the agencies partner with the community to help people experiencing poverty.
March 2020, the pandemic shut down schools, crippled the economy and threatened the health of Wisconsinites. In Milwaukee County and around the country, residents turned to an institution they’ve trusted for more than 50 years – Community Action Agencies.
In this podcast, Social Development Commission’s Chief Executive Officer George Hinton reflects on the past year. He describes how community action agencies like the Social Development Commission are leading the way to help residents go back to work, improve health and stabilize the community.
- The role of Community Action Agencies then and now
- How Community Action Agencies are leading recovery efforts as we look towards a post pandemic economy.
- Identifying root causes of poverty, eliminating the stigma of poverty, best practices
- Role of community needs assessment, data
- Transformative model to address poverty, long term solutions
Hosts & Guests
Kim Dawson-Brooks, Host
Dr. George Hinton, CEO, Social Development Commission
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