(Westchester) WestCOP and Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc.

Fifty years after President Johnson declared a national war on poverty, where are we now?

That question was discussed at a public forum Let’s Talk Poverty on September 9th at the Tarrytown Community Opportunity Center (Tarrytown C.O.C.).

Let’s Talk Poverty was sponsored by the two local community action agencies established to improve the lives of low income people – Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WestCOP) and Yonkers Community Action Program (YCAP.)

To open the “town hall” conversation, four presentations will focus on the scope, status and success models actively addressing the impact of poverty on health, housing, employment and education. Dialogue between the panel and the attendees will follow to provide a thoughtful exchange and shape any follow-up identified by the group.

40 people attended this event. A state senator spoke – as well as 4 panelists.

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For more information, please visit http://www.westcop.org/.