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Children in Poverty: Improving the Quality of Life in Los Angeles County

May 11 @ 8:00 am-1:00 pm

“Children in Poverty” is a forum to connect community leaders and policy makers with service providers, support organizations and agencies that can foster activities to reverse community factors contributing to child poverty.  The forum will feature efforts by nonprofit organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies, faith-based groups and scholars.  The forum aims to recommend solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of children in poverty; gather stakeholders, service providers, policy makers and others to identify best practices; give participants necessary tools; connect experts to those seeking training; and offer continuing education units to participants.  A summary brief will be compiled at the forum’s conclusion and distributed through the UCLA Luskin website.This event is generously supported by The California Endowment and the Weingart Foundation.8:00 Continental BreakfastWelcome:  Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., DeanPanel #1       Framing the Issue: The State of Children in Los Angeles County8:45am        Neal Halfon, Director, Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities                       Michael Ruane, Legislative & Advocacy Chair, First 5 Association of California                       Gisselle Acevedo, Former President/CEO Para Los Niños; UCLA Luskin Senior Fellow                       Moderator:  Todd Franke, Associate Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA LuskinPanel #2       The Next Paradigm: Promising Policies and Practices10:45am      Fred Ali, President and CEO, The Weingart Foundation; UCLA Luskin Senior Fellow                       Rima Cohen, Counselor to the Secretary for Health Policy, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services                       Alex Morales, President and CEO, Children’s Bureau                       Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Founder/Executive Director, The UCLA Family Commons                       Moderator:   Arleen Leibowitz, Professor Emeritus, Public Policy, UCLA LuskinClosing        The Honorable Holly Mitchell, California State Assemblymember12:30          Networking lunchParking available in structure #3 for $11.  Parking information provided with RSVP confirmation. 


May 11
8:00 am-1:00 pm


TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States