We typically see skyscrapers and silos as contrasts. Yet, both may silently overshadow the despair and hopelessness of inner-generational poverty and addiction – a far too-often reality in the hollar and the hood.

Learn and explore ideas on achieving economic mobility for all with special guest and New York Times Bestselling author of Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance.

Also see the premiere of a new documentary on breaking the poverty barrier, narrated by Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio CEO Cara Dingus Brook, and featuring Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce and successful entrepreneur and philanthropist Jeff Chaddock.

“…but the poverty – emotional, if not financial – had followed her.”

J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy

J.D. Vance

J.D. Vance is an investor, commentator and author of the #1 NYT Bestselling Hillbilly Elegy, described by the National Review as a “brilliant book” and by the Economist as “one of the most important” reads of 2016.

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