Poverty

Kids and Families Day at the Legislature 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 9:05am - 4:00pm

Join AFSC youth groups from Logan and Mingo counties, along with kids and families from across the state as we converge on the Capitol in Charleston to make our voices heard on issues ranging from physical activity in school, the Future Fund, and raising the minimum wage.

Logan-Boone Child Poverty Forum

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join youth, school administrators, families, advocates, church leaders, and legislators for an evening where we will present solutions to child poverty and hear responses from legislators.  Appalachian Children’s Choir to perform, child care provided, and some good food will be served.  

Senate Committee on Child Poverty Meets in Logan

On Tuesday July 23rd at 7pm in Room 101A at Southern WV Community and Technical College, the WV Senate Select Committee on Child Poverty will be having a town hall meeting to hear from families and advocates about what the pressing issues are in Logan and the surrounding counties.  Youth members of the Appalachian Center for Equality youth leadership group BAPS (Believing All is Possible!) will be among those speaking to the committee.  

Logan Youth Speak Up About Poverty in WV

On February 26th, 2013  BAPS youth leadership group, a program of the American Friends Service Committee, traveled to the State Capitol for Kids and Families Day, to participate in the kickoff of the statewide child poverty campaign, Our Children, Our Future: The Campaign to End Child Poverty.

Logan Child Poverty Community Forum

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Kyra and Jaylin

At Kids and Families Day at State Capitol ready to speak up about poverty

Addiction? Incarceration? Unemployment? Obesity?  All these issues stem from vulnerable families trying to get by on a wage that is not live-able or in communities where jobs are scarce.  In 1970, the median job paid roughly $20/hour. Today, it's less than half that.  Our country can thrive when people have the means to rise out of poverty.

Join Logan Youth at Kids and Families Day

On February 26th, youth participants of the Appalachian Center for Equality's leadership group will participate in Kids and Families Day at the State Capitol.  We will have breakfast at the Governor's Mansion where House Speaker Rick Thompson will talk about his personal experience living in poverty as a child.

Youth Join State Effort to End Child Poverty

Appalachian Center for Equality Youth Leadership in Logan, West Virginia is helping spearhead the local effort of the statewide Our Children, Our Future: The Campaign to End Child PovertyAt a community meeting on January 23rd in Logan, WV the youth voiced their concerns about child poverty and helped plan a regional forum in March where legislators and local officials will be invited to learn about

Food not NATO - Elect To End Hunger & Poverty

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

Free and open to all!

-The amazing global effort to end poverty and militarism!
-An inspiring presentation by Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry.

Tony Hall to Discuss Hunger

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 6:30pm

Former Congressman Tony Hall will discuss ways to empower citizens to create the political will needed to address hunger and poverty.

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