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June 16 symposium series

The Impact of Widening Opportunity Gaps
United Way Symposium Series 

Thursday, June 16, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

3321 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68124


7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast and Check-In
8:15 a.m. - Keynote Address, Robert Putnam 
9:45 a.m. – Panel Discussion and Community Dialogue 


Please join us for a keynote presentation from Robert Putnam and a robust discussion on “The Impact of Opportunity Gaps” as United Way of the Midlands and partners - University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Buffett Early Childhood Institute and Nebraska Children and Families Foundation - continue a series of conversations to explore the factors that contribute to poverty, and to convene local resources in response.


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