Eliminating Barriers to Economic Opportunities

May 19, 2020

2:00pm – 3:00pm CT

Watch Live: Virtual Session

More than 38 million people live in poverty in the United States. That’s nearly 12% of the nation’s population. Another 30%—93.6 million—live close to the poverty line. Funding early childhood and K-12 education, job training programs, and programs that provide health, housing, and economic security are key to eliminating barriers to economic opportunities. We examine the role of nonprofits in improving living standards for these Americans.

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Wes Moore

State of Maryland

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Ramona Schindelheim