Final ‘Data Walk’ of 2023 set for Thursday in Winfield; Session examines local childhood poverty

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Legacy Regional Community Foundation will host the final 2023 Data Walk on Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1000 Millington, in Winfield.

“This event is a community conversation where we ‘dig into data’ as we continue our series of ‘A Closer Look at Cowley Kids’ Data Walks,” a news release from Legacy stated. “This event is made possible by local, state and national collaborative partners.”

If you plan to attend, RSVP to 620-221-7224 by Wednesday, the press release said.

“There is often a divide between what we think we know and the reality of what is really happening,” Legacy said. “The data brings us to a common place from which we can diagnosis the situation and move forward in a skillful manner.”

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Legacy says attendees will move in discussion groups through stations of information examining the facts around poverty in our community. The data zeroes in on kids and how poverty impacts health, education and their potential for a successful future. Seven indicators with Cowley County specific data vetted by the Kansas Health Institute will be on display. Additionally, a short documentary filmed with local experts discussing social determinants of health will be shown.

“Legacy Foundation stands in the gap for many issues in our community — acting as a catalyst and thought leader, convening people for action and providing necessary resources,” the press release said. “In 2024 Legacy plans to kick-off Cowley Acts an initiative to further the work.”

Contact Legacy with questions or to reserve your spot by calling 620-221-7224. Learn more about Legacy Regional Community Foundation at www.legacyregionalfoundation.org.

About Legacy Foundation:

Incorporated in 1996, Legacy Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit philanthropic organization regional in its focus. In 2022, the Foundation award over $687,435 in grants to benefit the region, in addition to managing Foundation assets of over $9.1 million.

“The distinctive mission of Legacy Regional Community Foundation is to grow area philanthropic and nonprofit efforts by connecting donors with critical needs in our community, instilling informed leadership and building endowments to create a stronger, healthier and more prosperous region,” Legacy says.

Learn more by visiting www.legacyregionalfoundation.org, find us on Facebook, or call 620-221-7224.

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