Building Opportunity

November 15, 2012 | Spotlight on Poverty and the National League of Cities

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Employers in Savannah, GA. are increasingly at the forefront of new steps to provide opportunity and remove barriers to success. STEP UP Savannah has been working in the community since it started as a task force in 2003. It has learned a lot of lessons including that it takes time to build not just opportunity but also community commitment for change. Originally housed at the Chamber of Commerce, STEP UP has always included businesses as key partners. Today, businesses like IKEA are taking even more of a role with many articulating the business case for reducing poverty. 

Speakers included:

  • Daniel Dodd-Ramirez, Executive Director, STEP UPl
  • Robyn Wainner, Director,  STEP UP asset building and financial empowerment; and
  • Jill Fitzgerald, HR Manager, IKEA.
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