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Legal Aid Society Hosts Summit in the Glades

Posted by Noelle Smith of Legal Aid Society

To celebrate Fair Housing Month in April, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. convened a Glades Summit on April 24 at Palm Beach State College (Belle Glade campus). The daylong Summit included panels and workshops on topics such as Future Housing in the Glade, Preparing Today's Workforce for the Future, Equity in Education, Improving the Quality of Life in the Glades, Creating Economic Opportunities through HUD's Section 3 Program, and a Business Leaders Roundtable. Presenters included representatives from USDA, Palm Beach County, Southeast Florida Planning Council, Workforce Alliance, Palm Beach State College, Florida Equal Justice Center, Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Senior McCurdy Housing Corporation, Brumback Health Center, the 1000 Friends of Florida non-profit, Sugarland Wind, Suffolk Construction and HUD's Miami staff. The event attracted approximately 175 attendees.

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