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Jun 15

United Way Community Forum Discusses Pathways Out of Poverty

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 8:42 AM by Communications Department

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula and People to People are holding a community forum to discuss the issue of creating Pathways Out of Poverty. On Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Christopher Newport University David Student Union, community leaders, businesses, and organizations are coming together to discuss the community's aspirations and how every person can work together to make a difference. The forum engages the community to work together to focus on reducing and eliminating the cause of poverty within social and organizational structures.UWay Pathways out of Poverty

United Way is working to mobilize the best resources and inspiring individuals to join the fight against poverty. Event facilitators include Angela Futrell of Southeastern Virginia Health System, Donna Grubbs of C.R.I.M.E Group #3, Rodrick Barnes of Circle of Compassion, Kathleen Pietrasanta and Connie Hoover of Circle of Compassion, Hal Smith of Boys and Girls Clubs of Virginia Peninsula, and Al Riutort and Susan Piland of People to People. The facilitators are discussing how the building blocks of health, education, and financial stability lead to Pathways Out of Poverty. The United Way is committed to its mission of uniting people, organizations, and resources to improve lives in the Virginia Peninsula. Fostering community partnerships, championing shared goals and aligning resources to find solutions to the community's most pressing issues.

The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula recently merged with United Way of Greater Williamsburg  and now serves the counties of Gloucester, New Kent, James City, Mathews, and York and the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg. Refreshments are being served before the forum at 5:30 p.m. To attend the event, RSVP at