History of the War on Poverty, 2022

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 first-hand commentary to bring the history of CAA alive.

When and Where:

This three-day virtual event is free for OACAA members in good standing. Registration for this event is required, and each training day will not be recorded. Please click the blue button to the left to register. There are two registrations for this event: one for day 1 (December 6) and one for days 2 and 3 (December 7-8).

The 2022 History of the War on Poverty series has three training days:

  • December 6, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • December 7, 2022, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • December 8, 2022, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Speaker: David Bradley, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF)

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 principal author of the Community Services Block Grant, which provides the core funding 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 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 and 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.


Dec 06 - 08 2022


Day 1 will be from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, days 2 and 3 will be from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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