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2017 Poverty Outlook: Jody Glazner

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Part One

Jody Glazner, Director of Springfield Dream Center talks about the outlook for Springfield's residents living in poverty. She discusses the many ways her organization offers opportunities to help people lift themselves out of poverty. She talks about how easy it is for folks to find themselves in poverty and how best to address the immediate and then long-term needs of those who do.


Part Two

Jody Glazner, Director of Springfield Dream Center talks about the outlook for Springfield's residents living in poverty. She discusses how poverty is on the rise in Springfield and how it's not easy to break the cycle and get out of poverty. She talks about how low wages keep people in poverty. She also talks about how the incoming Congress and President may affect organizations like hers. She also talks about what makes her nervous and hopeful for 2017.


Part Three

Jody Glazner, Director of Springfield Dream Center talks about the outlook for Springfield's residents living in poverty. She discusses how she left the private sector to run a non-profit and the local business leaders who helped mentor her and how important it is to find a mentor to help keep your focus. She also talks about how she hopes the landscape of poverty in Springfield will change in 2017 and beyond. She says wages in Springfield must rise in order to lift more people out of poverty.

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