Larry James: via CitySquare/Facebook

Larry James (pictured right) connecting with volunteers at CitySquare: via CitySquare/Facebook

One in four Dallas residents lives at or below the poverty line, which means that the level of employment for a quarter of our neighbors is not providing enough earnings to escape poverty.

CitySquare President and CEO Larry James will address how we as a community can address poverty as the featured speaker for a luncheon to be held at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 4, from 11:45 a.m-1:30 p.m.

Mayor Mike Rawlings has recently appointed James to chair his Poverty Task Force, (which you read more about from the Dallas News, here.)

While working at CitySquare, James has become well acquainted with factors that contribute to and exacerbate homelessness, poverty, and mental disability. In response, CitySquare is exploring and developing innovative ways to reach out and proactively help.

In addition to inviting James to speak at the church, the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Foundation is supporting CitySquare’s Cottages at Hickory Crossing, a housing project that will aid homeless individuals battling drug abuse and mental health issues.

Luncheon tickets for the meal, prepared by Petaluma Catering, are $10 and are available online here, by calling 214.368.6348, ext. 252, or in the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church atrium on Sunday morning.

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