Poverty Scholars Program | Leadership School
In August 2009, the Poverty Scholars Program will convene a week-long Leadership School to be held in Charleston, WV and to be coordinated in collaboration with the Direct Action Welfare Group (DAWG). The Leadership School marks the foundation of a modern Poor People’s Campaign.
Leaders who have participated in preparatory Strategic Dialogues will be joined by an additional 100 select emerging leaders from partner organizations to participate in a variety of training sessions, arts and cultural events, and campaign planning.
Training a core of leaders in the movement to end poverty;
Networking poor leaders/organizations from diverse communities across the country;
Beginning to lay the groundwork for reigniting the Poor People’s Campaign;
Formally integrating Poverty Scholars into the leadership of the Poverty Scholars Program and its activities.
We are very excited to be a part of this and look forward to sharing this experience with leaders within DAWG and in the larger community.