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Poverty Awareness Year 2013: Seeking the resolutions to solving the pervasive problem of poverty in our community

Poverty Awareness Year is an outgrowth of March 2012 Poverty Awareness Week. It aims to “raise the level of awareness about poverty in Delaware County,” a strategy of the 2010 Muncie Action Plan.

Poverty Awareness Year is funded in part by Ball Brothers Foundation.

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Circle Leader Training Graduates – April 2012

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Ruby Tuesday Give Back Fundraiser for: TEAMwork for Quality Living

On May 18th,19th,20th and 22nd Ruby Tuesday’s will host a Give Back fundraising event for TEAMwork for Quality Living (TQL) and 20% of eligible receipts collected (not including tax or gratuity) will be donated to TQL.

Ruby Tuesday’s has provided “Give Back” event vouchers that must be presented to your server for TQL to receive credit. Please share these vouchers with family, friends, students and co-workers in advance of the event and encourage their attendance. Keep in mind that vouchers cannot be distributed at the event or on the restaurant property or our fundraiser will be canceled.

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Understanding People in Poverty

Do you understand why people in poverty do some of the things that they do?

On June 17th, from 10 am-12:15 p.m., you can take a two hour look at the patterns in which people in poverty, particularly generational poverty, live and work.

Even those who know struggling families or have worked with people in poverty for years find this interactive ses-sion helps them add to their knowledge about adults and children who come from generational poverty; and the information helps them add tools to their toolkits, too.

Administrators and teachers from Muncie Community Schools , Delaware County schools, members of First Baptist Church and Grace Episcopal Church are invited to attend this training as part of a partnership. Anyone else wishing to attend can do so at $10 per person.

Taught by staff of TEAMwork for Quality Living, the local nonprofit that empowers people in poverty toward self-sufficiency, the class gets high marks for the lens through which it helps the community see people in poverty.

RSVP by Monday, June 15, to 747-7158 or by e-mailing or, if you can’t make that date, learn when another session of this class will be offered.

The training will be held at:

Whitinger & Company  1100 W. White River Blvd Muncie, IN 47303