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Eastern to Host "Job-Ready" Summit

Written by Chris Herman

Windham, Conn. - The Nonprofit Alliance of Northeast Connecticut (NANC), the Greater Windham Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness and Eastern Connecticut State University will be hosting a summit called "Sustaining a Job-Ready Community" in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center at Eastern's Willimantic campus on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss strategies for fostering economic stability in the region.

State Sen. Donald E. Williams Jr. will introduce the essential elements of a job-ready community during his morning presentation. Scott Harris Jr., a Hamden town councilman and a graduate student at Columbia University, will be the keynote speaker, sharing his story of how hardship defined his childhood and the factors that contributed to his emergence from poverty.

Community members from all sectors -- business, service provider, nonprofits, education, healthcare, municipalities, etc. -- are invited to attend this event.  Registration is $10, payable at the door. A continental breakfast and a networking luncheon will be provided. To register, please contact Christopher Brechlin at the Access Community Action Agency at christopher.brechlin@accessagency.org or at (860) 450-7400, extension 7459.

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