Shaping our Shared Future: A Child Poverty Summit

Shaping our Shared Future: A Child Poverty Summit

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and William Julius Wilson Institute at Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) to learn directly from Governor Wes Moore and other featured speakers about Maryland’s groundbreaking approach to addressing economic mobility.

Governor Moore will be joined by Geoffrey Canada, founder and President of Harlem Children’s Zone, a world-renowned education and poverty-fighting organization based in New York City and founder of the William Julius Wilson Institute. Under Mr. Canada’s leadership, HCZ became a national model of place-based innovation for organizations across the country and the world.

Guests will include philanthropic, corporate, and community leaders. This short program will feature a celebration of the passage of the historic ENOUGH Act and the opportunity to join forces with leaders committed to economic mobility and moving the needle for children in Maryland.

E.N.O.U.G.H. is an acronym for Engaged Neighborhoods, Organizations, Unions, Governments, and Households. Signed into law on May 9, 2024 by Governor Moore, the ENOUGH Act establishes the Governor’s Office for Children, which will implement a program designed to advance place-based strategies targeting child poverty in the following ways:

  • Increase community health and safety;
  • Provide “cradle to career” access to high-quality education and care;
  • Connect residents to quality jobs and in-demand occupations;
  • Enable family-sustaining income and access to affordable high-quality housing, children care, and health care including reproductive, maternal, behavioral, and mental health care;
  • Provide high-quality support for children with disabilities, child welfare, and justice-involved youth and young adults.

This is a catered event. We welcome you to join us for a light breakfast and mingling at 9:30 -10 AM, and an optional lunch at 12:30 -1:30 PM.


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