2023 - From Poverty to Possibilities Summit After Event Videos and Content

Thank you to everyone who attended 
From Poverty to Possibilities, November 14, 2023


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Our 7th Annual Summit on Poverty, "From Poverty to Possibilities," held on November 14, 2023, was a transformative event focused on breaking down barriers to economic equity. This signature community summit, held at the Pavilion at the Hotel Murano, brought together community leaders and members to engage in open dialogue and address systemic issues perpetuating poverty.

This year's summit continued its commitment to dismantling exclusionary systems, fostering relationships, and evolving narratives that are more receptive to change. The event explored the community's role in disrupting the status quo, embracing discomfort, and building a more just and equitable society.

Keynote speaker Edgar Villanueva, an award-winning author, activist, and expert on race, wealth, philanthropy, and ESG investing, delivered a powerful address. As the Founder and Principal of Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital, Villanueva shared insights on advancing racial equity within organizations and through investment strategies.

We've posted videos from the event below so you can immerse yourself in the enriching content from "From Poverty to Possibilities" 2023. Thank you to everyone who attended, and let's continue our collective journey towards a more resilient and equitable community.

From Poverty to Possibilities 2023 Summary Video

Intro Video 

2023 - P2P Recap Video

Representative Derek Kilmer

Representative Marilyn Strickland

Pitch to Ditch Compilation - Video

1st Place - Leaders in Women's Health (LIWH) Breast Health Navigator
2nd Place - The Blessing Movement
3rd Place - 72nd and D Mural and Greenspace

Speaker & Presenter Bios

Pledge For Action

Post Event Survey  

Edgar Villanueva Keynote address 


  • Drayton Jackson, Executive Director, Foundation of Homeless and Poverty Management
  • Steven Cole-Schwartz, Vice President of Grantmaking, Inatai Foundation
  • Katie Condit, CEO, WorkForce Central
  • Dr. Ali Modarres, Dean, School of Urban Studies, Assistant Chancellor for Community Partnerships at University of Washington Tacoma
  • Cassandra Mitchell, Senior Vice President Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and Engagement

Panel Discussion 

From Poverty to Possibilities Synopsis 

Event Pictures


Thank you to this year’s sponsors,