WHO: Staff, members of the Board of Trustees, customers, supporters and friends of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area (CAP).
WHAT: The Annual Meeting & Luncheon. The theme of the meeting and the 2014 Annual Report is “50 Years: Reflections on the Past, Working Toward the Future.”
WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program to follow.
WHERE: The Charity Early Room in the David H. Ponitz Center, Building 12, Sinclair Community College.
WHY: During the event, CAP Dayton will honor its past, celebrate the present and look ahead to the future. The agency’s mission is “to work in partnership with local communities to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty and to promote individual independence and self-sufficiency.”
Louise Akers, S.C., D. Min., educational leader and motivational speaker, will be the special guest speaker. Her ministry includes justice education and advocacy in formal classroom teaching at the high school and university levels. She is founder and coordinator of Cincinnati’s Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center. Akers has also served as Social Concerns Director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in Washington, D.C. and coordinator of the Sisters of Charity Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation.
She has worked with migrant farm workers and has been involved in the civil rights and women’s movements throughout the United States and overseas including Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico, Italy, Spain, China and others. In 2012, the Ohio House of Representatives recognized her as one of Ohio’s Finest Citizens.
Entertainment will be provided by Stivers School for the Arts. The    agency’s 2014 Annual Report will be released and there will be an awards presentation.