PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Our congregation and Lewinsville Presbyterian Church are sponsoring a series of virtual panel discussions on “Pathways Out of Poverty in Northern Virginia – Promising Policies and Approaches.”
The first session in the series of discussions addressed the topic of “Accessing Affordable Housing.” The panelists were Christopher Fay (Executive Director of Homestretch) and Carmen Romero (President and CEO of Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)). The recording of the discussion is available here.
If you’re interested in volunteering for either of the two housing non-profits, below are the links to the volunteer forms for those groups:
The next session, in early January, will present issues related to “Financial Empowerment”: improving financial literacy, the dangers of payday lending, etc. Information about panelists and registration will be available soon.
Future topics will include:
- Reducing Barriers to Education and Training
- Criminal Justice
- Expanding Community Engagement
This collaboration with Lewinsville Presbyterian is one of the activities of Redeemer’s Anti-Racism Ministry group.
The “Pathways …” panel discussions will provide insights into ways we can contribute individually and collectively to eliminating systemic poverty and structural racism still present around us.