Poverty Summit History
San Luis Obispo County was honored to present our first Poverty Summit in February 2010. Special guest presenter was Donna Beegle. Donna Beegle, Ed.D., is a highly experienced National public speaker, discussion leader, trainer, and the author of “See Poverty, Be The Difference.” Donna has worked and written articles providing insights and strategies for communicating more effectively across race, class, gender and generational barriers for 17 years. Donna’s inspiring story and work have been featured in newspapers around the nation, on local TV and on National programs such as PBS. Her work on poverty is being featured in a Documentary titled “Invisible Nation” (air time to be announced). Donna has worked with educators, justice professionals, health care providers, social service agencies, and other organizations all over the nation who want to make a difference for those living in the crisis of poverty.
The Opportunities Conference is being born out of the work and insights at the Poverty Summit. If you are interested in working with this important topic, please contact a member of the Steering Committee.