Reflections on the "War on Poverty," Its History and Impact


Name Email Phone
Alan Zuckerman 302-344-1458

The course will explore approaches by federal, state and local government agencies to help poor people. We will examine policies and programs, the impact of these programs, and what we have learned. There will be readings supplemented by class discussion and presentations. It is expected that some participants will have experience in the field and will bring that experience to the class. It will be coordinated by Alan Zuckerman, who enlisted in the “War on Poverty” in 1964 and worked for two governors, 2 universities and 4 non-profit agencies that focused on services to poor people.

 Capitol Lakes
Meeting Day
Meeting Time
 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Start Date
 September 25, 2017
End Date
 November 27, 2017
 High participation with assigments and/or presentations
Class Size
Class Notes
To enroll, please contact the Coordinator, Alan Zuckerman at before the first class session. Please include your email address and any experience you might have with anti-poverty programs.


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