Childhood Poverty: Is There Any Hope?

Regina LewisRegina A. Lewis, PhD

Thursday, November 5th, Abington heights SD 8:30am-10:40am

Thursday November 5th, PSU-Worthington Scranton 12:00pm-2:00pm

Thursday, November 5th, Misericordia University  2:15-3:15 Health Science Building, Lake Street, room 109

Thursday, November 5th, King’s College-5:00pm-7:00pm  Walsh Room, 3rd Floor of the Sheehy Farmer Campus

Friday, November 6,
Luzerne County Community College Educational Conference Center
    8:30am-10:30am Co-Sponsored with United Way

Friday, November 6, Solomon Plains Junior High  Gymnasium  11am-12pm

Friday November 6, 1:30-3pm PSU Hazelton  Kostos 1 Lower Level

Dr. Lewis’ first visit to our area was both informative and inspiring, so many members have asked for her to return. We are pleased that she can come back to continue our conversation about the social, cultural, and economic dynamics of persistent poverty in the United States. This session will examine the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level.

Dr. Lewis uses the lens of economic class and provides specific tools and strategies the communities can use to prevent, reduce, and alleviate poverty. Participants will review poverty research, examine the theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of hidden rules influence  class, the distribution of resources, family structure, and language to see how this architecture undermines efforts to address and eradicate poverty.

Dr. Regina A. Lewis holds a PhD in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy, an MA in communication, a BA in communication and a BA in Psychology. Currently, Dr. Lewis serves as chair for the Division of Communications, humanities, and Technical Studies at Pikes Peak Community College. With clients including Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit agencies, and educational institutions, Dr. Lewis’ is recognized as a leading specialist in leadership, professional excellence, cultural  inclusion, coaching, and strategic development training. She is a consulting partner, national speaker, and director of ReginaSpeaking, LLC. Through this company she has worked with clientele in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Korea, Japan, Germany, Ethiopia, and the United states.

Dr. Lewis is certified in an array of assessment tools, including LM360, Firo Business Assessment, Workplace Big 5, and Emotional Intelligence. She is a certified trainer of Bridges Out of Poverty, College Achievement Alliance, and a national presenter for TeamUP Cengage Learning Engagement Services.


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NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.