The Cooperative Ministry is pleased to present its Faith & Poverty Conference

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Busby Street Community Center

1735 Busby Street, Columbia, SC

The 2019 Faith & Poverty Conference, presented by The Cooperative Ministry, brings together representatives from the Columbia faith community for information and conversations about poverty and solutions to poverty in our city.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Busby Street Community Center, 1735 Busby Street, Columbia, SC

$5 per person registration fee. Register below and pay at the door.

Breakfast and Lunch served.

Each topic will include presented information and table conversations about the topic.

  • The Context of Poverty

Mindy Jamison, Professional Speaker, Generational Poverty
Former Director, Friendship Center, Des Moines, IA

  • Hunger Issues in Columbia

Carrie Draper, Research Associate, Arnold School of Public Health, USC

  • Housing Issues

Sarah Moran Nevarez, Director, Supportive Health Services, The Cooperative Ministry

  • Jobs, Wages and Barriers for Employment

Dee Albritton, Fast Forward, Columbia

  • Poverty in the Midlands, What’s Being Done?

Wanda Pearson, Chief Program Officer, The Cooperative Ministry

  • Pastor’s Perspective

Rev. Dr. Ellen Skidmore, Senior Pastor, Forest Lake Presbyterian Church

A special thanks to our event sponsors



To increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs.


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Columbia, SC 29204



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