All-Staff Conference 2022 Digital Program
What does it mean to be a poverty fighter?
8:00 am – 8:45 am
8:50 am – 9:00 am
|CEO Welcome – Emilia Reyes|
9:00 am – 10:00 am
|Keynote Speaker – Traco Matthews|
10:00 am – 10:15 am
10:15 am – 11:45 am
|Strategic Plan Presentation|
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
|Guest Speaker – Amy Jo Hutchison|
1:10 pm – 1:55 pm
|Breakout Session #1|
2:05 pm – 2:50 pm
|Breakout Session #2|
2:50 pm – 3:05 pm
3:05 pm – 3:50 pm
|Breakout Session #3|
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm
4:20pm – 4:30 pm
|CEO Closing – Emilia Reyes|
|8:00 am – 8:45 am||Check-In|
|8:50 am – 9:00 am||CEO Welcome – Emilia Reyes|
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Keynote Speaker – Traco Matthews|
|10:00 am – 10:15 am||Break|
|10:15 am – 11:45 am||Strategic Plan Presentation|
|11:45 am – 12:15 pm||Lunch|
|12:15 pm – 1:00 pm||Guest Speaker – Amy Jo Hutchison|
|1:10 pm – 1:55 pm||Breakout Session #1|
|2:05 pm – 2:50 pm||Breakout Session #2|
|2:50 pm – 3:05 pm||Break|
|3:05 pm – 3:50 pm||Breakout Session #3|
|4:00 pm – 4:20 pm||Feather Da’Wyz|
|4:20pm – 4:30 pm||CEO Closing – Emilia Reyes|
Convention Center Map
Traco Matthews is the Chief Program Officer at CAPK. He brings extensive leadership skills and deep community connections to this critical position in Kern County’s official anti-poverty agency. His mission is to oversee the majority of CAPK programs which offer direct services to the public. Traco continually seeks to improve culture, processes, and outcomes through his work at CAPK and in the community. He uses his experience contributing strategic analysis, providing leadership development for administrators, delivering programmatic expertise, and building a trusted brand through proficient community relations to empower that commitment.
Traco’s life purpose and greatest passion is encouraging and coaching others. In addition to coaching employees at CAPK, he teaches business courses at Bakersfield College and California State University, Bakersfield, provides mentoring for leaders on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and serves as a social pastor and community advocate. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2001, and from California State University, Bakersfield, with an M.B.A. in 2017. He is happily married to his wife of over 20 years, Dr. Jessica Grimes, a community college district administrator. Bakersfield serves as the home base for their frequent travels and life adventures.
Amy Jo Hutchison is a born and raised West Virginian. She began organizing in poor and marginalized communities across the state in 2017, using her lived experience of poverty to connect with people who share the same experience. In February 2020, Amy Jo spoke to the United States House Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding the poverty level in Washington D.C.
Her testimony went viral and has provided the opportunity to discuss poverty on a much broader stage. She is building a movement grounded in West Virginia, Rattle the Windows, with folks impacted by the issues, focused on economic justice. In October of 2021, she appeared in episode 3 of “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” “The Economy,” in which she discussed the issues affecting the working poor.
Amy Jo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Understanding of Poverty in Fresno
To be effective poverty fighters, we must clearly understand poverty, how it affects people’s lives and how to address it. This session will explore poverty in the Central Valley to find out what makes poverty prevalent in our communities and what needs to be done to disrupt it.
Being a poverty fighter includes understanding how to plan financially for the future. Whether you are 2 or 20 years away, it’s never too early or too late to start thinking about retirement. Hosted by Transamerica, learn how to start preparing for retirement.
Join EOC’s IT department for a discussion on Cyber Security, the importance of encryption and PII, and also a discussion on SharePoint online and our new CAP60 system!
Beyond the Binary - LGBTQ+
Being a poverty fighter means building community and understanding the unique experiences of different people in the community. In this session, you will learn what it means to be LGBTQ+, the difference between gender and sexuality, the importance of pronouns, and what it means to align with the LGBTQ+ community.
Exceptional Client Service
If not for clients, our jobs would not exist. Client service providers can let the challenges upset them or use each contact to build a positive image, rapport, and self-confidence. Participants will learn about three customers/clients: external, internal, and “me.” They will understand what it means to “serve” the client, identify ways to overcome the barriers to effective communication and develop strategies for effectively working with clients.
Community Engagement and Outreach
As a Community Action Agency, we believe the communities we serve know what they need better than we do; therefore, we believe that we should be guided by the community’s voice and direction. In this session, we will discuss what it means to build community relationships and how to increase engagement and accountability with those we serve while also creating the foundation for a positive and trusting relationship with those we haven’t reached.
Being a poverty fighter means understanding the importance of being grounded and supporting your mental and physical health. Yoga is one way to do that! *Bring your Yoga mat or towel.
Salsa Dance Lesson
Being a poverty fighter requires investing in your mental and physical health to be your best and present for the community. Dance is one way to do that. In these dance classes, the participants will learn the fundamental principles of partnering, dance floor etiquette, timing, basic footwork, full and half turns, ‘cross body lead,’ and functional salsa dance patterns.
Being a poverty fighter requires investing in your mental and physical health to be your best and present for the community. Dance is one way to do that; Zumba class combines dance and fitness moves to a background of exhilarating, international rhythms. The Zumba formula is 70% Latin music and 30% of anything else.
Being a poverty fighter means making time for self-care and self-expression. One way that you can do that is through art! Come have some fun and learn how to paint a beautiful creation on canvas.