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‘Pathways Out Of Poverty’ Program Set For Misericordia

May 15, 2019

DALLAS — A conference to discuss the impact of poverty and what can be done to end the intergenerational cycle of it in the region and state is planned for Wed., May 22, at Misericordia University. The Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University, in partnership with Aetna Better Health, will host the inaugural “Pathways Out of Poverty,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus. The conference brings together nationally recognized researchers, government officials and social service providers. Speakers include: Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera; Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller; Luisa S. Deprez, Ph.D., professor emerita of sociology, University of Southern Maine; and Lisa Dodson, Ph.D., retired research professor of sociology, Boston College. Cost is $25, which includes a continental breakfast and networking lunch. Registration is required. Register online at www.misericordia.edu/pathways. Contact Katherine Pohlidal, director of the Bourger program, at 570-674-6728 or email kpohlidal@misericordia.edu. — STAFF REPORT