GLCF Annual Meeting
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Join the Greater Lowell Community Foundation at our Annual Meeting for a discussion on The State of Homelessness – Lowell and Beyond by Barbara Poppe, a national expert on collaborative community strategies to address and reduce homelessness.
Barbara Poppe, the former executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, has been contracted to complete a strategic Action Plan to address the needs and resources necessary to manage chronic homelessness in downtown Lowell. The plan, convened by The City of Lowell, along with Community Teamwork Inc., the Lowell Plan, SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council) and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Collaborative Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and End Chronic Homelessness in Lowell, is expected to be complete by July 2019.
Guest Speaker: Barbara Poppe
Barbara Poppe is the founder of Barbara Poppe and Associates and the former executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Ms. Poppe is a nationally recognized expert on homelessness and results-driven public-private partnerships. Barbara Poppe and Associates, established in 2014, is an independent consulting firm that develops the capacity of communities and organizations to tackle complex issues using a collaborative systems approach to achieves results and impact.
Ms. Poppe served as the Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness from November 2009 to March 2014. During her tenure, Poppe oversaw the Federal response to homelessness by working with 19 Federal agencies to create partnerships at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness. In June 2010, Barbara Poppe and four Cabinet Secretaries announced Opening Doors, the nation’s first-ever comprehensive Federal plan to prevent and end homelessness.
Ms. Poppe is a frequent national, state, and local speaker on homelessness and serves on the national boards of the Enterprise Community Partners and the Siemer Institute for Family Stability.
Area nonprofit grantees and partners that are battling hunger and homelessness in the community will have informational displays.