Foundation Invites You to Walk a Mile in Another's Shoes
LINKS Program - Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Join The Community Foundation as we partner with Leadership Lorain County to engage in a jam-packed day full of insights into the lives of those who live among us and struggle to provide for themselves and their families. We will begin our day with an overview of the issues faced by Lorain County’s citizens in need. We will then participate alongside Leadership’s Class of 2008 in a Poverty Simulation where each of us will take on the role of a person in search of assistance. Our morning will conclude with lunch and a panel addressing healthcare and how various local providers are working to fill in the gaps in our medical system.
If you cannot attend in the morning, please join us and the Leadership Class for lunch and our panel. Just inform us when you RSVP of your attendance plans.
7:45 AM Gather at DeLuca’s Place in the Park for registration and light breakfast.
8:00 AM Overview of Poverty in Lorain County
8:45 AM Poverty Simulation
11:00 AM Wrap-up of Poverty Simulation and Debriefing
11:45 AM Lunch and panel at DeLuca’s Place in the Park
Brian Frederick, Community Foundation President/CEO
Paul Baumgartner, Executive Director, Lorain County Free Clinic
Kathy Boylan, Commissioner, Elyria City Health Department
Mary Lou Golski, Director, Lorain County Department of Job & Family Services
Dr. Donald Sheldon, Physician
1:00 PM Program conclusion for LINKS participants
To help us plan for breakfast and lunch, please call 440.277.0142 or 440.323.4445 to let us know whether or not you will be able to join us no later than Friday, September 28, 2007.