YP: Ending Extreme Poverty

June 19, 2017 7:00 PM    Young Professionals

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Extreme poverty is more than a lack of money or material resources. It is a condition whereby an individual lacks the opportunity to make meaningful choices that will sustainably improve his or her life. By this definition, the Multidimensional Poverty Index estimates that 1.6 billion people are living in extreme poverty. Not only is extreme poverty a crushing and often deadly condition, but it is also a contributing factor to many of the world’s biggest problems: HIV/AIDS, child slavery, unsafe drinking water, corruption, the spread of Ebola and 21st century terrorism and insurgency.

Abe Sipe and Brian Von Kraus of Nuru International will join the Young Professionals on Monday, June 19th for an in-depth discussion on the state of extreme poverty in Africa. Nuru International works with local leaders in African communities to establish programs to combat poverty and the host of issues that accompany it. Their model begins with an exit strategy – they believe that their goal is to go in, equip the community to create effective solutions that create sustainable, scalable impact, and then leave. Sipe and Von Kraus will also offer their unique perspective as US Marine Corps veterans who have directed their skills to international sustainable development.


Tickets: $15 for members and guests;  $18 non-members; $20 at-the-door
Date: Monday, June 19th
Networking Reception: 7:00pm
Discussion and Q&A: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Refreshments will be served. Business casual attire encouraged. 

LAWAC Office
3535 S Hayden Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

Parking: Parking is available in the lot directly outside of 3535 Hayden after 6PM. Street parking is also available on Hayden Ave. 

Cancellations must be made by Friday, June 16th at 5:00 pm in order to receive a refund. 

 Speaker Bios

Brian Von Kraus is the Security Director at Nuru International. He graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and served in the Marine Corps for the past 15 years as an infantry officer. He had the opportunity to work for a variety of infantry, reconnaissance, and special operations units during multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Abe Sipe is the Philanthropy Manager at Nuru International. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2005, then was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps and served for eleven years as a public affairs officer. He had the honor of working with some of the world’s finest journalists as they reported on the Marine Corps’ mission both in the United States and in Afghanistan.

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