Government, nonprofit, business and community leaders come together to build a brighter future
The Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force is convening the Colorado 2019 Summit in observation of World Poverty Day.
Event: Colorado 2019 Summit
Date: October 19, 2012
Location: Infinity Park Events Center, 4400 E. Kentucky Ave., Glendale
Convening Organization: Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force
Website for additional information: www.colorado2019.org/summit2019
The Colorado 2019 Summit features lunchtime keynote speaker Mark Kramer, co-founder and Managing Director of FSG and the author of influential publications on shared value, catalytic philanthropy, collective impact, strategic evaluation, and impact investing.
Highlights of the Summit include:
- Tour of Promising Practices sites
- Release of the Statewide Strategic Plan to Reduce Poverty
- Launch of the Promising Practices website
- A forum to discuss next steps for becoming more cohesive in this shared agenda.
“The Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force is very excited to be bringing together statewide partners to explore methods for continuing to promote economic prosperity throughout our state. Many of these groups have already made significant impacts for Colorado families, and this summit will give us the opportunity to share experiences, replicate results, and expand on their successes," said Senator Evie Hudak.
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the General Assembly of the United Nations designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries — a need that has become a development priority. World Poverty Day presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard, and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty.
Task Force member, Representative Ken Summers said, "Creating economic opportunity throughout Colorado is not something that any one interest group can achieve on their own. It will take a collaborative effort between government, private business, the nonprofit sector, and the community to inspire and carry forward promising practices that will make a sustainable difference."
The Colorado 2019 Summit is sponsored by the Kresge Foundation whose mission is to promote human progress by helping to improve the lives of poor and low-income children and adults, particularly those living in underserved urban and rural areas.
For more details and to register, visit: www.colorado2019.org/summit2019.
The Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force is a bipartisan legislative Task Force charged with creating a strategic plan to expand economic opportunities in Colorado with the goal, that by the year 2019, the number of families and children living in poverty will be reduced by fifty percent.
The nonprofit Colorado Center on Law and Policy serves as the backbone organization for the Task Force. CLLP advances the health, economic security and wellbeing of low-income Coloradans through research, education, advocacy and litigation.