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Oct. 22: Panel presents collaborative community solutions to poverty

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—A panel presentation on collaborative community solutions to poverty will take place Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College.

The event is part of the College's Social Visionary Speaker Series. A reception will follow the discussion.

Lisa Klingenmaier of Maryland Hunger Solutions, Josh B. Pedersen of the United Way of Frederick and T. Sanders of the National Coalition for the Homeless comprise the panel, which will be moderated by E. Kevin Lollar of the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick.

They will address local poverty-related issues and discuss how communities can work together to mitigate this growing social and economic problem that affects millions of people nationwide.

The Social Visionary Speaker Series was established to introduce the Hood and Frederick communities to individuals who have successfully turned unique visions and ideas into real and practical solutions that enhance the quality of life for others, and to inspire fresh and imaginative ways of thinking about contemporary issues.

The event is sponsored by Hood's career center and office of service learning and the office of the dean of the chapel, along with the Frederick County Coalition for the Homeless/Advocacy Group, which comprises individuals, government, religious, business corporation and community organizations that share a common concern for the needs of Frederick County's homeless. The coalition identifies the needs of the county's homeless, advocates for resources and coordinates services to meet those needs.

For more information about the event, contact Yvette Webster, community service coordinator, by calling 301-696-3583 or by email at