RESULTS launched our Experts on Poverty program in 2015. The program includes a cohort of individuals with lived/living experiences of poverty from across the nation. The Experts on Poverty (also known as Experts or EOPs) receive training and support to become stronger leaders in the anti-poverty movement. They shift the narrative around those who experience poverty and highlight the way anti-poverty policies affect their everyday lives.
See below to learn more and meet the current Experts on Poverty.
EMPOWERS those with lived experience to shape public policy by educating members of Congress, collaborating with other advocates to advance key anti-poverty policies, and weighing in with RESULTS staff on overall campaign priorities, goals, values and principles.
CONNECTS individuals with lived experience to each other to build confidence and community.
TRAINS the Experts on policy, advocacy, storytelling and organizing to become stronger advocates and to help them build the leadership skills of current RESULTS advocates.
ELEVATES the Experts in the RESULTS network, their communities, the media, with legislators, other organizations and the public to increase their influence and career opportunities.
Check out the profiles below to learn more about our current Experts on Poverty.
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Las Vegas, NV
“By understanding my life in poverty, I can help others out of poverty.“
“To honor those who have helped me and my family, I am committed to paying it forward. By being an Expert on Poverty and advocating for Results, I am giving voice to the voiceless and the unheard.”
Oklahoma City, OK
“I am passionate about ending poverty because I have been impoverished. As a result, I have developed a deep empathy for those who are facing economic hardships, a belief in social justice, and a desire to help create a more equitable and compassionate world in my lifetime.”