Gibson County Community Foundation Announces Free Public Event Featuring Dr. Ruby Payne

The Gibson County Community Foundation is announcing a free, public event featuring Dr. Ruby Payne addressing the cycle of poverty on Tuesday, July 27 at 6pm at the Toyota Events Center in Princeton, Indiana. This event will consist of a short presentation followed by a meet-and-greet. Registration is required to attend.

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After receiving a Community Leadership Planning Grant from Lilly Endowment as part of the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII), the Gibson County Community Foundation collected data, hosted community forums, and selected The Cycle of Poverty as its focus for utilizing GIFT VII Implementation Grant dollars.

Through the Implementation Grant from Lilly Endowment, the Gibson County Community Foundation will focus on supporting programs that will help educate the public about poverty, the realities for people living in poverty, and how organizations, employers, and families can work together to help individuals move out of poverty and become more self-sufficient.

With the help of Dr. Ruby Payne, this free, public event will kick off the programs for this initiative. She is an educator and author known for her books and work on the culture of poverty and its relation to education. 

Dr. Ruby Payne empowers educators and community leaders to address issues of poverty in classrooms, communities, businesses, hospitals, churches, and social services. Through aha! Process programs and conferences, Payne has certified thousands of trainees in her Framework for Understanding Poverty and Bridges Out of Poverty models. Her book Emotional Poverty won an IPPY Award from the Independent Publishers organization, which named it one of the best educational resources of the year.