Faith Formula Human Services Corporation will host its Third Annual Faith Summit on Poverty on Friday


Land Development, Homeownership, Juvenile Justice System, Substance Abuse and the Return of New Orleanians on Summit Platform

Dallas, TX – April 18, 2008 Faith Formula Human Services is poised to keep the focus on poverty conditions in America. To this end, United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Dr. Frederick Douglas Haynes III, Senior Pastor of the Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas will join forces again to host the 3rd Annual Faith Summit on Poverty, April 25th and 26th , 2008 at the Friendship-West Worship and Conference Center, 2020 W. Wheatland Road; Dallas. The central theme and goal is to engage, enlighten and equip citizens to mobilize their city, state, county and federal elected officials, and community stakeholders to promote positive public policies geared to fight the War on Poverty!

Opening political forum and workshops set a three fold agenda: (1) to take a microscopic look at America’s “Cradle to Prison Pipeline”; (2) to discuss openly and directly the causes of substance abuse and lack of treatment and recovery centers in the southern sector; and (3) to investigate the realities of land development in distressed communities.

On Friday, a community job fair with over thirty-five employers will be on site to offer employment opportunites for job seekers including the formerly incarcerated. In addition , a special focus will be on foreclosures, first time buyers and New Orleanians who wish to return home at the Town Hall Meeting and Homeowner Workshop set for Saturday.

DA Craig Watkins, Senator Royce West, Judge Cheryl Shannon, Father Michael Pfleger Chicago: St. Sabina, and Wendell Pierce – HBO hit series The Wire are among the local and national guests who will participate in this year’s summit.

Register, get involved and be a part of the solution today. Go to

Cost: Free

Time: Friday, April 25th

                        Registration 9:15 a.m.

                        Opening Political Forum 10:00 a.m.

Luncheon 12:00noon

Workshops 2:00p.m.

Community Job Fair 10:00am – 2:00pm

Saturday, April 26th

Town Hall Meeting 9:00am

                        Homeowner Workshop 10:30

                        Community Resource Center 10:00am – 1:00pm

We invite you to be a part of progressive dialogue and action!

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