Weber County Commissioners, WGU team up to support families experiencing intergenerational poverty

Weber County Commissioners, the Weber Prosperity Center of Excellence and Western Governors University (WGU) leadership will sign a resolution to advance a model partnership that will help support the more than 7,000 children  impacted by Intergenerational Poverty in Weber County.

WHO:             Weber County Commissioners, Weber Prosperity Center of Excellence Executive Director and Western Governors University Leadership

WHEN:           Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 10:00 a.m. MT

WHERE:         Weber County Commission Chambers

Weber County Building, 2380 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, UT

WHY:              Weber County and Western Governors University is committed to support the Weber Prosperity Center of Excellence’s ICAN model of success in an effort to break the cycle of IGP. More than 7,000 children are impacted by IGP in Weber County.

The Weber Prosperity Center of Excellence will help expand the impact and reach of the Integrated Community Action Now (ICAN) model, which aims to reduce IGP. ICAN aids families who remain in a cycle of poverty by taking a child-centric approach with two generational strategies. With a resource integration coach, families access integrated partners and resources to build family resilience, increase educational obtainment and social capital to become economically mobile and provide future opportunities for children experiencing intergenerational poverty.

WGU was founded in the simple belief: talent is universal, but opportunity is not. Education can be obtained anywhere, and students can gain skills and return for skills training in in-demand workforce fields—such as education, nursing, business and information technology—providing a better quality of life for their students.