Confronting Poverty on the North Shore

Over the past ten years, the number of people living in poverty on the North Shore increased by more than 20%.

Join The Forum

Around growth of poverty in America and how communities on the North Shore are responding to this growing crisis.

Tuesday, November 19th 8 – 10 AM

Salem Five Community Room

210 Essex Street, Salem

National Perspective

Elizabeth Kneebone

author of

“Confronting Suburban Poverty in America”

Regional Perspective

Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s findings on the changing geography of poverty in Metro Boston

Story and Craft Hour

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: The North Shore Community Development Coalition

106 Lafayette St. Salem, MA 01970

Ages: 1 to 5 years old


Join us for a fun hour of story reading and craft making. Parent and child will participate together. Story will be read in Spanish and English.

North Shore Community College “College and Career Information Night”

Date: Thursday, November 14th

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: NSCC Danvers Campus 1 Ferncroft Road Danvers, MA 01960

* Explore careers based on your skills, interests and personality types

* Learn about 16 areas of study offering over 80 academic programs

* Find out about transfer oppurtunities to 4 – year schools

* and much more!


RSVP to reserve your seat today!

Sheila: 978 – 762 – 4042 or

“Affordable, Available, Accessible Housing in Salem – How to Obtain it and Where it is”

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Beverly Cooperative Bank Community Room, 73 Lafayette St. Salem, MA 01970

This training is for Salem residents who have disabilities and other individuals

who would like to learn about affordable, available, accessible housing in Salem. Attendees can also learn about home ownership opportunities in Salem as well.


Guest speakers at this forum will include: Carol MacGown, Executive Director, Salem Housing Authority; Jason Pina, Chief Operating Officer, North Shore Community Development Coalition and Maggie Dionne, Housing Programs Coordinator, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.  Please come prepared with your questions. Light refreshments will be served. 


Please RSVP by November 7, 2013 online at or call 978-741-0077.  For communication accommodations, please make your request by October 31, 2013. We ask that you please refrain from wearing scents or scented clothing to accommodate people with environmental sensitivities. Photographs and/or video may be taken for ILCNSCA publication. We will respect all requests not to be photographed, please inform us at time of RSVP or arrival.