Public Service Perspectives | Poverty Advocacy: Lessons I have learned throughout my career

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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This presentation will reflect on Jack Frech’s 50 years of experience working with and advocating for the poor in Southeast Ohio. Jack honed his administrative and public policy skills when he served as the director for the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) for more than 33 years. In that position, Frech brought the JFS out of a $200,000 deficient to more than $1 million in cash balance. He also expanded programs beyond basic cash assistance, food stamps and Medicaid to job training, adult basic literacy and health care programs.


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About the speaker: Jack Frech is a Senior Executive in Residence at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. He provides technical assistance, conducts research and prepares funding proposals on poverty-related issues for the Mayors' Partnership for Progress. He assists the mayors with regional challenges related to infrastructure, broadband, transportation, water and criminal justice. Frech received a Master of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Science in education in secondary social studies from Ohio University.

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