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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Financial Capability Summit in Tacoma May 12

On May 12, The Prosperity Agenda is hosting a statewide summit to explore the impact of financial capability work in Washington State. This unprecedented gathering will bring Washington State nonprofit professionals, government representatives, advocates, and business leaders together to explore how financial capability solutions can help stop the cycle of poverty in Washington State.

Attendees will hear short inspirational talks, participate in interactive learning experiences, learn about promising solutions, and come away with a collective action plan to guide how we engage in financial capability work throughout Washington in years to come.

Why Attend?
This is a unique time in our state. We are experiencing unprecedented growth (annualized growth rate of 8% is by far the highest among the states) and our state currently has the #1 economy in the country according to a recent ranking by Business Insider Magazine.

Despite this, poverty in Washington is still high. According to the American Community Survey, in 2015, more than 913,000 Washington residents were living in poverty. While the rate of poverty has dropped slightly since 2011, the actual number of people living in poverty has increased (a fact often missed).

Thursday, May 12, 2016
9 am – 5 pm
Tacoma Art Museum
Early Bird Admission – $99 (after March 31 – $125)
Early Bird Admission plus $10 museum tour – $109
Ticket price includes day-long program and lunch.
Online registration ends May 11. Limited day-of registration available.