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Community Conversation: Poverty Issues & Possibilities

October 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far:

Our second session of the Eau Claire County Poverty Summit was a success! We had 145 attendees and 48 new participants, and new members are always encouraged to come – no matter how far along the process is. The facilitators drove home the concept of self-interest, highlighting the fact that it is neither selfishness nor selflessness, but rather a realization of what matters to you and deciding to do something about it. Binders were distributed that contained “toolkits” that will be vital to our action teams as we look to the future when we start to implement our ideas. During this meeting, participants worked on skill-building and collaborated with each other to fine tune their one to one meeting skills and practice creating strategic relationships. Our goal for the night was to find out what made our fellow Summit members tick and uncover the motivations and passions that brought us all together in the first place!

Positive change continues at our next meeting on November 10th!


Eau Claire community members will be starting an 18 month initiative to address concerns and possibilities in our area.

Perhaps you have a unique perspective or a personal experience that you can share. Maybe you represent a service provider or are currently in a situation with a perspective that can touch and reach people.
Let’s make Eau Claire better together!

People from all kinds of backgrounds and experience are asked to participate and share their thoughts on income insecurities and poverty. This will be a safe, respectful and welcoming community conversation.

Transportation assistance and childcare is available.


Where and When

Thursday, October 27th at 6:30pm

Grace Lutheran Church
202 W Grand Avenue
Eau Claire, Wi
Entrance: Use the entrance off 2nd Avenue.
Parking: There is a small parking lot across the street or street parking.
Childcare: Free childcare will be available on-site for those attending the Summit.
Paratransit: Anyone eligible for ECT’s paratransit services and requiring assistance in paying for the service to attend the Summit should call the ECT offices at 715-839-5111.

Transit Options following Poverty Summit

Fare reimbursement will be available for participants using bus for transportation to/from the Summit.

Inbound buses (to transit center):

Route Name Stop Location Time
2 Mt. Washington Lake and 2nd 9:07 PM

Arriving at transit center for 9:15 transfers to:

#1: Margaret and Mall
#5: Rudolph Rd
#8: Folsom and Vine
#12: Delong

or a 9:45 transfer to:

#3/4: North High/Locust Lane Combination
#18: Memorial

Outbound buses

Route Name Stop Location Time
12 Delong Lake and 2nd, or Grand and 5th 9:15 PM
2 Mt. Washington Lake and 2nd, or Lake and 3rd 8:45 PM


October 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Clear Vision Eau Claire


Grace Lutheran Church
202 W Grand Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703 United States
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