*If you volunteered 5 hours with the GDVLP in 2018, your lunch is FREE! Contact Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org
This years topic/description:
A positive, uplifting message of hope about the good work being done to lift individuals in the Dayton area out of poverty. Such work includes the jobs plus initiative that the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project has been a collaborating partner on with CareSource. This event will provide pro bono volunteers with a renewed sense of purpose and motivation to continue doing the good work they do to assist low-income individuals in our community.
About the Guest Speaker, Karin VanZant, MPA:
Since joining CareSource in 2015, Karin has overseen the process of integrating the social determinants of health into CareSource’s’ population health model. Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. She is considered a national expert on poverty, has given a TEDx talk on the subject and has delivered testimony to the Ways and Means Committee on welfare reforms.
Prior to joining CareSource, Karin VanZant was the co-founder and Executive Director of Think Tank, Inc. Prior to starting Think Tank, Karin VanZant has served in various leadership capacities in the nonprofit sector through the Community Action Network – at the local level and as a member of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies. This has included working with diverse teams to develop and implement strategies and approaches aimed at fostering economic opportunity and personal and community leadership potential present among under-resourced neighborhoods and groups.