Stetson University

College of Arts and Sciences


2015 Poverty & Homelessness Conference (PHC)

Together: Beacons of Hope and Inspiration

The conference will take place October 23, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Stetson University's DeLand Campus (421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL).

Together, we can make a positive impact in our community!

The number of school-aged children experiencing poverty and homelessness is significantly high and continuing to rise. The second annual P.H.C. will provide culturally responsive strategies for K-12 educators to effectively reach students in poverty. In addition to illuminating the complexity of poverty in our state, this conference will provide educators with ideas to build and sustain equitable learning environments to improve students' academic success and social-emotional wellbeing. The following topics will be addressed at the conference:

  • Poverty Awareness
  • Systems of Inequity
  • Working with Families
  • Nutrition & Health Implications
  • Art Integration & Resiliency
  • Responsive Strategies
  • Housing Instability Implications
  • English Language Learners

The 2015 Poverty & Homelessness Conference is a collaboration between Stetson University and Volusia County Schools.

Keynote Speaker


More Information

For more information, contact P.H.C. Founder and Executive Director Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D. at:

The 2015 PHC is brought to you through to the generous support of the following sponsors:

(coming soon)


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