Pathways Out of Poverty in Northern Virginia
PANEL DISCUSSION: EASING REENTRY FOR THE CONVICTED
June 12, 2022
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
ZOOM EVENT - Register at the Lewinsville Homepage under Events or at:
The next virtual panel discussion exploring policies, programs, and individual actions that can help low-income and vulnerable NOVA residents improve their livelihoods will address the topic of “easing reentry for the convicted.” Click here for Registration
Background film viewing for June 12: You will find it helpful to understand the June 12 topic by viewing the following Brave New Film release “Racially Charged – America’s Misdemeanor Problem.” Click here for the link for this film.
Redeemer member Claire Dutrow is the moderator for the June 12 webinar sponsored by Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, Tysons Interfaith, and Redeemer.
The goal of the “Pathways…”
series is to explore policies, programs, and individual actions to address barriers
that low-income Northern Virginia residents face. Other panel discussion topics
Accessing Affordable Housing – October 2021
Improving Financial Empowerment – March 2022
Easing Reentry for the Convicted and Incarcerated – June 2022
Obtaining Community Services – [to be decided]
view videos of earlier panel discussion topics visit:
first two sessions: Accessing Affordable Housing and Financial Empowerment attracted participants from across the Fairfax
and Arlington area, including members of Redeemer Lutheran, Lewinsville Presbyterian,
Tysons Interfaith and others with an interest in the topics.
The first session, Accessing Affordable Housing heard from Christopher Fay (Executive
Director of Homestretch) and Carmen Romero (President and CEO of Arlington
Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)). In the past Redeemer has
supported Homestretch programs. The recording of the discussion is available here. Homestretch and APHA have volunteer
opportunities. They can be found at:
second session, Financial Empowerment. The session, moderated by Irene Foster,
professor at George Washington University featured panelists: Dr. Anamarie Lusardi, Founder and Director of
the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington
University School of Business; Maria
Jose Cantoni, Director of the Financial Empowerment Center in Fairfax County, a
division of Britepaths, Inc.; and Donna Snyder-White, Vice President for
Financial Empowerment at StandByMe (UnitedWay/Delaware).
Lusardi introduced the multi-generational study on financial
Jose Cantoni reviewed Britepaths work in Fairfax County, while Donna
Snyder-White presented another program out of Delaware. The link to this session's video is here.
you’re interested in volunteering with the Financial Empowerment Center of Fairfax County,