A Poverty Action Summit is happening in Macon Wednesday.
The event will include workshops and panel discussions, with a goal of developing action plans to help create a path out of poverty for low-income residents in Macon and surrounding areas, according to a news release.
The conference is set for 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mercer’s School of Medicine auditorium on College Street. It’s sponsored by Mercer University, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, the Macon-Bibb County Commission and United Way of Central Georgia.
Mayor Robert Reichert, Mercer President William D. Underwood, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia CEO and Executive Director John Berry, and George McCanless, United Way of Central Georgia president and CEO, will kick off the summit.
It’s being organized in partnership with the White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative in Macon-Bibb County.
Since its arrival in 2014, the Strong Cities team has been working with Macon-Bibb County, community organizations and philanthropic foundations to provide expertise in support of local priorities, help align federal and non-federal programs and build new partnerships.
The summit also will include the photo exhibit Profiles of Poverty to create greater awareness of the 1.8 million Georgians living in poverty. Profiles of Poverty will be on display in the Mercer University School of Medicine through the end of March.