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2014 Human Service Summit
Best Conference Center - KU Edwards Campus
Overland Park, KS
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The purpose of this year's Summit is to take what attendees learn has been successful at addressing suburban poverty in other communities and apply it to Johnson County in order to decrease poverty and reduce the negative outcomes associated with it. Elizabeth Kneebone of the Brookings Institute identified three strategies to more effectively confront a suburban areas' poverty: getting the human services systems to scale to meet the need, promoting collaboration and integration by identifying and reducing barriers to both, and funding strategically and flexibly by committing to enterprise-level funding. At the Summit, Kneebone will present practical examples including case studies, best practices, and practitioner briefs to illustrate how these strategies might be successfully implemented in Johnson County.

Elizabeth Kneebone is a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and co-author of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America (Brookings Press, 2013). Her work primarily focuses on urban and suburban poverty, metropolitan demographics, and tax policies that support low-income workers and communities. In Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, Kneebone and her co-author Alan Berube examine how since 2000, suburbia has become home to the majority of U.S. persons who experience poverty. However, anti-poverty infrastructure was not designed for a suburban landscape and thus those living in poverty and within a suburban area have less opportunity to access needed resources to sustain themselves. In the book, Kneebone and Berube offer pragmatic solutions for reforming and modernizing the nation's policy and practice framework for alleviating poverty and increasing access to opportunity in the suburbs.
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Best Conference Center - KU Edwards Campus (View)
12600 Quivira Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66213
United States


Education > Business

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: United Community Services of Johnson County, Inc.
On BPT Since: Mar 21, 2014
United Community Services of Johnson County, Inc.

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