The Mid-Kansas Community Action Program will sponsor a community-wide dialogue on poverty at 7 p.m., March 14, at the Hillsboro City Building.
The local forum is part of ?Dialogue on Poverty 2000: Leading America to Community Action,? sponsored by the National Association of Community Action Agencies.
It is designed to actively involve low- and middle-income Americans in the ongoing discussion about poverty in America.
The purpose of the forum is to determine strategies and actions needed to help alleviate poverty in Marion County and to educate public officials, the private sector and the general public about current poverty-related problems and effective strategies for resolving them.
Reports from hundreds of local dialogues across the United States will be compiled into a national policy on poverty issues and solutions.