Community Roundtables

2019-20 Community Roundtables

SUNY Cortland's Community Roundtable Series provides programs on diverse intellectual, regional and cultural topics led by college faculty, staff and community members. 

September Roundtable

Cortland Opportunity Community: Creating Opportunity for Everyone in the Community

Presented by:
Lindy Glennon, Executive Director, Cortland County Community Action Program, Inc.
Joyce Allen, Adult Education Coordinator, Cortland County Community Action Program, Inc.
John Suarez, Director, Institute for Civic Engagement, SUNY Cortland

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019
:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Refreshments at 8:15 a.m.
Park Center Hall of Fame Room
(Room 1118)

Parking is available in the lots surrounding Park Center.

The Opportunity Community model is a national movement designed to create the types of communities we all want to live in by increasing prosperity for people living in the crisis of poverty. The program’s comprehensive approach builds on the existing strengths of the people it serves with support from businesses, social service, education, healthcare, justice, faith-based organizations and community members. The Cortland County Community Action Program, Inc. (CAPCO) is leading the effort to launch the program locally.

CAPCO Executive Director Lindy Glennon and Adult Education Coordinator Joyce Allen will describe the Opportunity Community Program process, its benefits to our community and ways to help. John Suarez, director of SUNY Cortland’s Institute for Civic Engagement, will explain how faculty, staff and students can participate in the program and make a difference in our region.