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From Welfare to Work: Barriers and Solutions

Presenter(s): Sam Magavern and UB Law
Date: May 5, 2017, 10 am-12 pm

Market Arcade
617 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203

On Friday, May 5 from 10am to 12pm, PPG executive director Sam Magavern and a team of 15 UB law students will present their research on the transition from public assistance to employment. What are some of the key barriers and pitfalls that people experience as they start to earn their way off of welfare? What policy solutions can help to make the transition easier and enable more people to leave both public assistance and poverty behind? Topics will include:

• Childcare
• Transportation
• College education
• Criminal records
• Benefit “cliffs”

This presentation is free and open to the public. It will be held in the first floor conference room of the Market Arcade building, 617 Main St., between Tupper and Chippewa. To reserve a seat or if you have questions, please email