Category Archives: CommunityLeadershipClass

WRI’s Leadership Training Program – Applications are now being accepted.

Community Leadership Training Program (Fall 2013-Spring 2014) *Students with past or current public assistance experience are encouraged to apply* Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2013 to Spring 2014 Community Leadership Program.  This two semester program explores past and … Continue reading

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WRI’s 17th Annual Gala

The WELFARE RIGHTS INITIATIVE (WRI) 17th Annual Gala on Thursday, May 24, 2012 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. was a great success.  Over 150 people gathered at Hunter West Building 8th Floor Faculty Dining Room for an evening of inspiration … Continue reading

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WRI Cohort 16 Alumnae featured in City Limits

“More Americans are poor than ever before, and the national poverty rate is at its highest level since 1994. Meanwhile, one in five New Yorkers lives in poverty. But poverty is absent from our civic discourse. Everyone is tired of … Continue reading

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May 4th Speak Out and Call to Action

WELFARE RIGHTS INITIATIVE Speak Out FOR ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR ALL WEDNESDAY May 4th 10 am -3 pm HUNTER COLLEGE 3RD FLOOR WEST (NEAR THE CAFETERIA)   JOIN WRI STUDENT LEADERS AT THE MAY 4TH SPEAK OUT… LEARN ABOUT OUR … Continue reading

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WRI’s 16th Anniversary Leadership Awards

Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) is celebrating 16 years of leadership development, community-building, and participant-driven organizing for social change.  This year’s honorees are: Jay Hershenson, Senior Vice-Chancellor of the City University of New York Liz Krueger, New York State Senator, District … Continue reading

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