Panel on Poverty: ‘The Opportunity Gap’

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A panel of experts, including Maryville faculty and alumni, will discuss the impact of poverty in our own backyard and area schools, and the link between poverty and educational outcomes. The event is sponsored by Manchester United Methodist Church, and is co-sponsored by the School of Education and Maryville’s Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy.

The panel, “The Opportunity Gap: A Faithful Response to Inequalities Within Our Schools,” will be held on Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. (a reception begins at 6:30 p.m.) at Manchester United Methodist Church, 129 Woods Mill Road in Manchester, Mo.

The event is free and open to the community.

Panelists include:
Alden W. Craddock, PhD, associate vice president and director, Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy, Maryville University

Rev. Nancye Dunlap, MUMC retired elder and former UMC district superintendent

Terry Harris, EdD, ’14, coordinator of Educational Equity & Diversity, Rockwood School District

Charlotte Ijei, EdD, ’14, director of Pupil Personnel & Diversity, Parkway School District

 

For more information, call 636.394.7506.