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Community Infrastructure's Affect on Poverty was Topic of Presentation by National Poverty Expert Donna Beegle

National poverty expert Dr. Donna Beegle was the featured speaker at the Creating Opportunities Summit in Traverse City. Beegle discussed how people living in poverty are affected by a community's infrastructure including transportation, housing, energy, education, employment, and healthy food. Watch the video to find out more.





The Creating Opportunities Summit
was held on November 6, 2013 in Traverse City. Interested citizens gathered to discuss ways and provide solutions to improve infrastructure in northwest Michigan to make our communities better places to live. Attendees participated in breakout sessions and panel discussions. Topics included: transportation, housing, energy, education, employment, and healthy food. Donna Beegle, national poverty expert, brought perspective to the ways in which infrastructure impacts people in poverty. 


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