Release Date: February 21, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Professionals and others who work with issues of poverty in Buffalo are invited to attend Buffalo Poverty Workshop III to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, opportunities for collaboration and to network with those in the field.
The public research workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Education Center and Atrium of the Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main St., Buffalo.
The workshop is designed for local scholars, social service agencies, advocates, government leaders and their staff, among others. Sponsors are The Homeless Alliance of Western New York, the Partnership for the Public Good, the University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative and the Western New York Service Learning Coalition.
In addition to offering the latest data on local poverty, participants will hear about three innovative university-community collaborations: implementing the "Housing First" model to end chronic homelessness; teaching science and engineering in the Buffalo Public Schools; and improving health outcomes by paying heed to patients' voices.
Speakers will be Karen Carman, Hope Center director, Matt Urban Human Services Center of Western New York; Elizabeth McClam, director, Homeless Services Program, Lake Shore Safe Haven, Lake Shore Behavioral Health; Dale Zuchlewski, executive director, Homeless Alliance of Western New York; Joseph Gardella, PhD, UB Department of Chemistry; Daniel L. MacIsaac, PhD, Buffalo State College Department of Physics; Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD, UB Department of Family Medicine; Rona D'Aniello, RD, diabetes education coordinator, UB Department of Family Medicine; and Sam Magavern, co-director, Partnership for the Public Good.