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United Way Fighting Generational Poverty

  

United Way of Greater Cincinnati was recently named a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a group of leading organizations using two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families. UWGC will develop a two-generational strategy to increase the number of low-income women working in advanced manufacturing careers and involve their children in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning. Joining us to discuss this two-generational strategy to fight poverty is Kathie Maynard, chair of the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, Janice Urbanik, executive director of Partners for a Competitive Workforce, and Melissa Hall Sommer, director of Workforce Development at Brighton Center.

http://www.uwgc.org/

http://brightoncenter.com/

http://www.greatercincystem.org/

http://cech.uc.edu/centers/fusion.html

http://www.competitiveworkforce.org/

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. As time allows, she covers daily news, produces local features, and contributes news stories to National Public Radio.