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Project Match director to speak on leaving welfare, Nov. 25

The founder of a research and service welfare-to-work program will present a lecture on "Welfare Recipients' vs. Welfare Agencies' Barriers: A Chicken/Egg Debate" on Monday, Nov. 25. Toby Herr, director of Project Match, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in 016 Robertson Hall.

Project Match serves the Cabrini-Green and West Haven communities in Chicago. The research portion of Project Match is affiliated with the Erikson Institute, a graduate school and research center for the study of child development, where Herr is a senior research associate and a member of the board of trustees.

In 1999, Project Match was named by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as one of its "Families Count" honorees. This award is given to programs that embody the principles of family strengthening by enhancing opportunities for families and children who live outside the economic and social mainstream.

Herr also currently consults with and provides training to several welfare programs nationwide. Prior to founding Project Match in 1985, she served as an elementary school teacher in Cabrini-Green for nine years.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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