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 48th Annual Meeting and Luncheon, “Fighting Poverty . . . Finding Solutions.”
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 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: The theme “Fighting Poverty . . . Finding Solutions” is a strong, straightforward statement of CAP’s purpose as a Community Action agency. 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.”
Ellis Jacobs, Senior Attorney for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) is the guest speaker. ABLE and its partner law firm Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) are nonprofit regional law firms that provide high-quality legal assistance in civil matters to low-income individuals and groups in 32 counties in western Ohio. Their programs and advocates provide legal assistance, outreach and education. Jacobs is from the ABLE Dayton office.
A Dayton native, Jacobs has always shared his legal expertise with community groups in a variety of environmental, housing, health and utility cases. Among his many accomplishments, he worked closely with Jefferson Township residents who mounted a campaign to convince the U.S. Army not to bring partially treated VX Nerve Agent to a poorly-performing waste facility in a low-income neighborhood.
Entertainment will be provided by Stivers School for the Arts. The agency’s 2011 Annual Report will be released and there will be an awards presentation.