Join the Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network for a webinar featuring A&O Steering Committee Members Kathleen Lara, Policy Director at Prosperity Indiana, and Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst at the Indiana Institute for Working Families, for an interactive webinar on advocating for causes important to you and your organization.
About the Presenters:
As the Policy Director, Kathleen works to advance network member priorities by helping to craft and advance Prosperity Indiana’s policy agenda before the executive and legislative branches of federal, state, and local government. She keeps members informed on policy issues, mobilizes members in response to specific advocacy efforts, and helps produce statewide convenings for the network.
Erin witnessed disparities in access to educational opportunity firsthand as a middle school teacher. Motivated to examine and change the social systems that held these inequalities in place, Erin returned to graduate school and earned her doctorate in education policy. While pursuing her degree, Erin conducted policy analysis and completed program evaluations for Indiana schools, state agencies, and non-profits.
In her most recent role as a technical assistance coordinator at the Great Lakes Equity Center, Erin developed publications and helped deliver direct, context-driven technical assistance to Midwest school districts struggling to provide equal opportunity on the basis of race, gender, and national origin. Erin's professional and personal experiences, especially as a mother of four, inspire her to continue to amplify the voices of those who are typically underrepresented in leadership and policy-making positions and, as a result, lack the supports they need to thrive.
About the Network:
The Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network is a statewide coalition that creates learning opportunities for community leaders, advocates on policies that affect low-to-moderate income families, and builds capacity for organizations aimed to increase financial stability. It is co-led by Prosperity Indiana and the Indiana Institute for Working Families (IIWF).