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Openings still available for 'Bridges Out of Poverty' Conference

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The Upper Mississippi Regional Bridges Out of Poverty Conference on June 9-10 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque still has openings for those looking to attend.The event, based on the Bridges Out of Poverty constructs, is aimed at groups from across the Tri-States working to reduce poverty in their communities and to create opportunities for all, according to a news release.

The event is set to begin at 5 p.m. Monday, June 9, with dinner and a key reception by Dr. Ruby Payne, the founder and CEO of the Aha! Process, Inc. and co-author of the book, Bridges Out of Poverty.

On Tuesday, June 10, Mike Saccocio, Executive Director of the City Mission in Schenectady, N.Y., will discuss how Schenectady has achieved amazing results with the cross-sector Bridges initiative.

The conference is sponsored by Aha! Process, Inc. and other regional event sponsors including the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Project Hope, and the City of Dubuque Circles Initiative.

Registration cost is $189 for the two-day event; $50 for Monday, June 9; or $159 for Tuesday, June 10. Attendee sponsorship is available for $250 and includes one ticket to the keynote reception and dinner, a meet-and-greet with Dr. Payne, and funding for one low-income individual to attend the conference.

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