As emergency programs expire, our community faces a “COVID Cliff” of potentially significant economic and social impact. Join experts, including keynote speaker Dr. Ruby Payne, as we learn about potential challenges on the horizon and develop strategies to overcome them.
Dr. Ruby Payne is the author of Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities and is the Founder of aha! Process. She has published more than a dozen books and spoken extensively around the globe, supporting educators and community leaders to address issues of poverty in classrooms, communities, businesses, hospitals, churches, and social services
Through aha! Process programs and conferences, Ruby has certified thousands of trainees in her Framework for Understanding Poverty and Bridges Out of Poverty models. Her book Emotional Poverty won an IPPY Award from the Independent Publishers organization, which named it one of the best educational resources of the year.
Opening Remarks - Rep. Trey Hollingsworth
Congressman Trey Hollingsworth (IN 9th District, US House of Representatives) opens the COVID Cliff Community Summit.Watch Now!
The COVID Cliff and Affordable Housing
Joe Mills (Exec. Dir. Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County) passionately explains the vital need for affordable housing in Morgan County.Watch Now!
Housing and the Role of Public-Private Partnerships
Deron Streitenberger (Exec. VP and Chief Business Operations Officer, FHLBank Indianapolis) speaks about Housing and the Role of Public-Private Partnerships at the COVID Cliff Community Summit.Watch Now!
Gary Nichols, M. Div. (Southside Pastoral Counseling, Inc.) provides some inspirational remarks at the COVID Cliff Community Summit.Watch Now!
Rachel Halleck (Deputy Dir. and Chief of Staff, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, State of Indiana) delivers remarks at the COVID Cliff Community Summit.Watch Now!
Dr. Ruby Payne
Ruby Payne, PhD. (Author, Bridges out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities; Founder aha! Process) delivers remarks at the COVID Cliff Community Summit.Watch Now!
Preparing for the COVID Cliff: A Community Summit
Watch the entire summit, including the Q&A session.Watch Now!