University of Northern Colorado faculty Teresa McDevitt and Nancy Sileo will lead a presentation at a public forum on children, poverty and education at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Evans Community Center, 1100 37th St.
Topics to be discussed include local initiatives addressing childhood poverty; national, state and Greeley-Evans School District 6 data on children living in poverty; risks and effects of growing up in poverty; the resilience of children; interventions for children in poverty and perspectives from high-poverty/high performance schools.
The program is based on research of existing literature conducted by McDevitt, professor of Psychological Services and acting assistant vice president for Research, and Sileo, professor of Special Education and assistant dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.
The forum is offered in conjunction with the Evans Area Chamber of Commerce and Greeley-Evans School District 6. Ranelle Lang, District 6 superintendent, will attend and be available to answer audience questions after the presentation.