Longview conference tackles community poverty

Longview conference tackles community poverty
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 8:36am

Deena Shelton and Leila Thompson came from different backgrounds, but both overcame the same obstacle — poverty.

The two women spoke Tuesday to more than 350 people during the first Poverty Conference at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.

The conference — aimed at creating solutions to community poverty — was sponsored by The Longview United Way, Partners in Prevention, East Texas Council of Governments, Workforce Solutions East Texas and Region 7 Education Service Center.

LeTourneau Professor John Feezell organized the conference with students’ assistance. 

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