History of the War on Poverty, 2021

Come Join David Bradley to learn about the History of the War on Poverty. This workshop will tell the history of Community Action Agencies. It will highlight the changing roles of the federal government in assisting the poor, and examine more than three decades of anti-poverty legislation and policies. The workshop combines audio and video clips with firsthand commentary to bring the history of CAA alive.

This training is free to OACAA members in good standing. Non-member registrations will be canceled.

Speaker Bio

David Bradley gives a voice to the voiceless. For nearly three decades, David has been the preeminent advocate in Washington, D.C. working closely with the Congressional leadership and with numerous administrations, to ensure federal policies related to major social service programs make a difference in the lives of low-income Americans.

David is the principle author of the Community Service Block Grant, which provides the core finding to the nation’s CAA network. David has been widely praised by leaders of both political parties. Sargent Shriver, the first leader in the War on Poverty, said it best: “No one has done more to keep the War on Poverty alive and fresh in the minds of individuals.”

The unique role he has crafted in Washington and his nearly unrivaled access to powerbrokers in the Congressional leadership and has made David a popular presence on the speaker circuit. His speaking engagements provide his audiences with an insider’s perspective of the political climate in Washington that is gleaned directly from political and party leaders.

He frequently is asked to provide his analysis of upcoming elections, as well as pending legislation. David has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from George Washington University. In 1987, he was a senior executive fellow at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Hourly Schedule


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Session


9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Session


9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Session


Dec 13 - 15 2021


Monday, December 13, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm




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