Single parents panel

Panelists will watch a 5-minute segment that addresses single parents and poverty, and will then discuss it. They will also answer other related questions.


Gwen Didden, executive director of Family Promise of Berks County Inc.

Jane Palmer, coordinator of the 2011 Rebuilding Reading Poverty Commission

Michael Toledo, executive director of the Daniel Torres Hispanic Center

 

Possible questions:

  • What is the relationship between poverty and single parents?
  • Statistically, mothers who have children out of wedlock are more susceptible to poverty and likewise/simultaneously contribute to poverty. How can we address this?
  • What will help single mothers get out of poverty?
  • What will help individuals from becoming single parents?

Stories

The new face of poverty: The struggle to survive

The parenthood trap: Single moms and poverty

Mom, daughter try to turn lives around

Ex-homeless mom now works to help others

Jason Brudereck: Voice of reason on single moms