- October 6, 2016
UMass Boston, Boston, MA
The 2016 Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference matters to scholars, practitioners, change agents, and everyone working to reduce economic inequity and injustice and enhance economic mobility, security, and resilience.
The harmful effects of poverty are wide reaching and persistent. Poverty diminishes human health and wellbeing, and erodes schools, neighborhoods, communities, and civic life—generation after generation. Breaking intergenerational cycles of poverty requires concerted effort at many levels, across multiple sectors. It involves directly supporting the individual capabilities and personal transformations of those affected by poverty, while simultaneously dismantling the systematic root causes of poverty; reforming the economic and social systems that give rise to unjust conditions.
EMPath’s biennial Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference provides a forum for stakeholders across diverse sectors engaged in this powerful and critical work to share evidence-based approaches, discuss innovative solutions, and build active networks that sustain enduring intergenerational exits from poverty. We bring together academics, advocates, artists, authors, entrepreneurs, practitioners, philanthropists, program participants, government officials, research scientists, and service providers, from fields including public health, child development, social work, public policy, neuroscience, education, economics, and business.
Commonwealth Senior Vice President Nick Maynard will be attending the conference.