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 Svante Myrick speaking at the Cornell Project 2Gen Inaugural Event

Svante Myrick speaking at the Cornell Project 2Gen Inaugural Event

I lived the first 6 months of my life in a homeless shelter…my mother worked two jobs. I can’t tell you how reassuring it is to see that [my family’s] experience is grounded and centered of your research.
— Svante Myrick, Ithaca Mayor
 
 

Upcoming Events

November 28, 2018

Community Café
The Opioid Epidemic in Tompkins County

Cornell Project 2Gen and CCE Tompkins have partnered together, through the support of the William T. Grant Foundation, to examine the association between the opioid epidemic and child maltreatment rates in low-income, rural communities. Join us for a discussion to share insights including:

  • Local impacts and responses to the epidemic

  • Unmet needs of families affected by opioid misuse

  • Opportunities for research-practice collaborations

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:00am-12:30pm
BorgWarner Room in the Tompkins County Library
101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY

Lunch will be provided.
Register here.
Please email project2gen@cornell.edu with questions.

What is a Community Café?

  • A Café is a community conversation hosted by community partners.

  • Café conversations spark leadership to develop the supportive relationships necessary to strengthen families.

  • Cafés support culturally diverse families in working together for a common cause.

  • Cafés help to engage and empower families and communities.

For more information on Community Cafés model visit: www.thecommunitycafe.org or www.theworldcafe.com

Past Events

 NY State Capital, Albany

NY State Capital, Albany

Bridging the Gap: Connecting Research and Policy in the New York State Legislature

April 24, 2018

Cornell Project 2Gen hosted its first annual presentation connecting Cornell researchers with New York policymakers, “Supporting Vulnerable New York Families.” This event gave state legislators and their staff, as well as staff from the governor’s office, the opportunity to engage with Cornell researchers about strategies to support struggling families in New York State. This event was closed to the general public and media, but program materials will be posted in the weeks to come.

 

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Cornell Project 2Gen Inaugural: Disrupting the Cycle of Poverty: Two-Generation Approaches from Research, Practice, and Policy

October 23, 2017

We celebrated the launch of Cornell Project 2Gen with a panel discussion among noted scholars, practitioners, and policymakers: Disrupting the Cycle of Poverty: Two-Generation Approaches from Research, Practice, and Policy. The panelists were Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Lisa Gennetian, Svante Myrick, and Lori Severens.

Read the Cornell Chronicle's coverage of the event.