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Conference aims to help Schenectady's poor

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Roughly 400 representatives from a wide cross-section of the community came together Wednesday to explore partnerships and strategies that could lead to sustainable change for Schenectady’s struggling families. The Community Partnership Conference: Bridges to Success drew educators, business people and community members, along with representatives and clients from health and human services agencies. They gathered at Proctors for a day of brainstorming and networking that organizers hope will eventually result in new ways to address ...

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November 7, 2013
10:55 a.m.

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This sounds like the usual you know what. Why don't they gather the info about WHO is poor in Schenectady - men, women, children, married, single, has a HS diploma, does not have a HS diploma, has a GED, has a job history, went to job training, has been arrested, etc. Then you try to figure out what are the common denominators then you try to make a plan to addresss THAT. I would bet that poorer people have less education, less by way of job training and many are single mothers and their children. Even if a job was created tomorrow for EVERY person in this country over the age of 18 there would still be people who cannot work and people who WOULD not work. If someone gets SSI, medicaid and food stamps and cannot work - are they poor?? I think the last sentence of the article says it all = "I wouldn't call it a plan..."