Welcome to poverty-to-prosperity.com!

Welcome to “Poverty to Prosperity: Reading Looks to the Future”! We hope that this is a platform for the community to interact, leave suggestions, and pose questions regarding the state of our city, Reading, today.

“Poverty to Prosperity” is a joint initiative of 69.1 WFMZ-TV and Reading Eagle Company, sponsored by M&T Bank in collaboration with United Way of Berks County, and hosted by Reading Area Community College.

The hour-long program aired on August 27 and featured three panel discussions meant to facilitate a meaningful, public conversation to address the challenges of poverty in Reading and discuss practical solutions.

An interactive chat session was held from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. that same evening.

WEEU hosted two radio programs, “Feedback with Mike Faust” and “Talk Tuesday with Jo Painter” the next day.

We invite you to view the program, review the interactive chat session, and listen to the radio sessions. We also encourage you to post comments, suggestions, and questions online.

It is our hope that “Poverty to Prosperity” is catalyst for conversation and a call to action.


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