WELCOME TO THE UCONN ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM
FALL PREVIEW MEETING SCHEDULED
Thursday, September 8th, 9:30 – Noon at Seabury
FOODSHARE PRESIDENT TO BE GUEST SPEAKER
"THE CHALLENGE OF HUNGER IN AMERICA"
As President and CEO of Foodshare, James Arena-DeRosa provides overall leadership to the regional food bank tasked with fighting hunger and building lasting solutions to poverty and inequity throughout the Greater Hartford area. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, Senior Executives and his Leadership Team, he offers strategic direction for all aspects of the Foodshare organization.
A life-long advocate for people experiencing hunger and poverty, Mr. Arena-DeRosa has dedicated his entire life to confronting food, security and hunger issues and building collaborations with community organizations. He has served as the Regional Administer of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, leading the oversight of 15 federal food and nutrition programs that serve one in four Americans in the Northeast United States. He was also the New England Regional Director of the Peace Corps, providing leadership and guidance for all operations in a five-state region and conceptualized and led the Public Advocacy Program for Oxfam America, a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice.
Mr. Arena-DeRosa's experience in Connecticut includes the coordination of long term recovery efforts with the Department of Social Services, the Connecticut Legislature and Governor Malloy's team following Hurricane Sandy. He is a graduate of Harvard where he received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude.
FALL PREVIEW MEETING AGENDA
NOTE: As usual for
Preview Meetings, you must park at the BACK of the Beth Hillel Synagogue
parking lot and take the Seabury shuttle bus that will run from 9:00 to 10:15
9:30-10:45 Have coffee or tea that will be available at the top of the stairs.
9:45-10:15 Visit with Course presenters in Heritage Hall and obtain further information about courses.
Register for classes if you are ready to do so.
10:15 Vacate Heritage Hall for meeting/speaker set up.
10:30 Return to Heritage Hall for a brief meeting and listen to our guest speaker. A short question and
answer period will follow.
Noon Adjourn. The Seabury shuttle bus will return you to the parking lot.