10:00am – 10:30am: Complimentary Networking Brunch
10:30am - 12:30pm: Speakers and Presentations - Awards & Recognition for Delaware champions of Fair Housing. Keynote address by Mike Koprowski, National Campaign Director for Opportunity Starts at Home *more information below registration
12:30pm – 3:00pm: Please join us for Legislative Hall Day to bring our message about the importance of housing to our elected officials! The Delaware General Assembly will pass a resolutions recognizing the 50th anniversary of Fair Housing and the importance of housing opportunities for all Delawareans.
Who is Keynote Speaker Mike Koprowski?
Mike Koprowski is the National Campaign Director for Opportunity Starts at Home, a national, long-term, multi-sector campaign to meet the housing needs of the low-income people in America.
Opportunity Starts at Home works to mobilize stakeholders from the sectors of education, health, anti-poverty, faith-based, civil rights, and child-welfare – sectors that have increasingly recognized the impact the inability to afford decent housing has on the well-being of the people they serve
The campaign is a partnership between the National Low Income Housing Coalition the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Children’s HealthWatch, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Catholic Charities USA, the Children’s Defense Fund, Community Catalyst, the Food Research and Action Center, NAACP, National Alliance on Mental Illness, the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Education Association, the National League of Cities and UnidosUS.
Prior to coming to Opportunity Starts at Home, Mike was the Executive Director of Opportunity Dallas, an organization focused on building local coalitions to promote greater economic mobility by tackling concentrated poverty and segregation through housing policy.
Learn about Legislative Hall Day
Advocates will go to legislative hall and speak with their elected officials about the importance of housing. They will be provided with advocacy materials and talking points, and briefed on advocacy strategies.