Childhood Poverty: Is There Any Hope?
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.