If you would like to join the WISE Poverty Huddle, please email MarylandWISEWomen@gmail.com.


Join the WISE Poverty Huddle and WISE Education Huddle for a joint meeting, yummy holiday snacks and hot spiced cider, and a letter writing activity!  Spouses, children, and friends welcome!
This year should be an exciting year for education reform, with the massive support Marylanders showed for Question 1 (requiring the state to use the revenues from lotteries and gaming to supplement education funding instead of replace previous funding).

Our letter writing activity will be to throw in our support for Maryland to fund:

* early childhood education funding (especially in poor communities),
* better pay for teachers,
* smaller classroom sizes,
* more vocational technical programs,
and other educational reforms recently recommended by the state’s Kirwan commission.
More Good News!: Michelle Koul has agreed to facilitate the WISE Education Huddle, so now we can make this a joint meeting of WISE Poverty and WISE Education.
The WISE Poverty and Education Huddles will be partnering with other groups that are making a big push for MD to support legislation reform recommendations of the Kirwan commission, these groups include: StrongSchoolsMaryland, ACLU, Case de Maryland, MAJR, TAAAC, MSEA.
760 Stacy Oak Way, Millersville
Hope to see you there!
Jenny Zito
Facilitator for the WISE Poverty Huddle
Michelle Koul
Facilitator for the WISE Education Huddle
WISE Poverty Huddle – Education Reform to Break the Cycle of Poverty / Good News Pittman
Jenny Zito, who loved her former role as Facilitator for WISE CJR (especially our wonderfully successful battle against the Bail Bond Industry) will be concentrating on Facilitating the Poverty huddle this season.  We expect our focus this season to be on education reform in Maryland to help break the cycle of poverty: advocating for more resources for schools, better pay for teachers, better student teacher ratios, pre-K education for 4 yr olds, and for at-risk 3 yr olds, expanded free lunches, and more vocational technical education. The Poverty huddle is also excited that Stuart Pittman is the new County Executive for Anne Arundel County since he is an well-know advocate for poverty issues such as affordable housing so that our service people such as teachers and fire-fighters can afford to live here.