Madison County Community Development is hosting a poverty summit today in Edwardsville.  The daylong summit with various stakeholders will center around a discussion of the issues surrounding poverty in Madison County.  David Harrison, the Homeless Services Manager for Madison County Community Development, tells The Big Z the discussion will include data-driven discussion and brainstorming.

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He says four main goals of today's summit are to increase collaboration between participants, broaden understanding of the barriers faced by low income families, and heighten public awareness of the issues surrounding poverty in Madison County.


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