The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education and Pacific Southwest ATTC, is proud to host an annual statewide conference on homelessness.
Conference sessions focus on collaborations and creative solutions to meet the challenges of the current economy and best practices. On average, over 450 participants attend from the public and private sectors, as well as civil service employees, direct service employees, homeless school liaisons, volunteers, and homeless and formerly homeless Arizonans.
Continuing to be held at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, the 2014 conference will be held on Tuesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 22nd, and will feature dynamic storytellers and prominent leaders in the field of ending homelessness. The conference is an exciting networking opportunity for all who participate.
October 21-22, 2014
The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness' 21st Annual Conference
Richard S. Cho
Senior Policy Director
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
Richard Cho is based in Washington, DC, where he coordinates USICH's Federal policy
efforts and the implementation of Opening Doors.
He has been a champion to promote housing as a health care intervention. Prior to joining USICH, Richard spent twelve years working at the Corporation for Supportive Housing, most recently as the Director of Innovations, where he advanced supportive housing innovations for vulnerable populations including homeless
populations with complex health needs who were high utilizers of crisis health services and/or correctional settings, families with recurring child welfare involvement, and more. Richard has a Masters in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Administration at New York University.
Founder and President
L.A. Kitchen and CForwad
Robert is the Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen
, which recovers fresh fruits and vegetables to fuel a culinary arts job training program for men and women coming out of foster care and older men and women returning from incarceration. Robert pioneered this model during his 24 year tenure as the President of the DC Central Kitchen,
the country’s first “community kitchen”, where food donated by hospitality businesses and farms is used to fuel a nationally recognized culinary arts job training program. Since opening in 1989, the Kitchen (which is a $10 million a year, self-sustaining, social enterprise) has produced over 26 million meals and helped 1,000 men and women gain full time employment. In addition, Robert is the Founder and President of CForward,
an advocacy organization that rallies employees of nonprofits to educate candidates about the economic role that nonprofits play in every community, and to support candidates who have detailed plans to strengthen the economy that includes nonprofits.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
WHEN: Tuesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
WHERE: Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ
HOTEL: The Sheraton Crescent Hotel - 2620 W Dunlap Ave in Phoenix.
Please Click this link to make your reservation and receive the $99/night special rate for the conference.
*NOTE CEU Opportunity:
This event qualifies for up to 13 hours of credit for social workers through NASW-AZ. We will also provide the NAADAC credit for substance abuse counselors.