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Michael W. McConnell-Solving Homelessness in San Diego
January 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Solving Homelessness in San Diego
What will it take?
San Diego has added tens of millions of new dollars annually on trying to reduce homelessness with little success to show for it. Looking at the data and how our homeless service system operates will shed light on some of the reasons why money alone will not solve this issue. Opportunities to make progress are there if we are willing to act with a sense of urgency and take advantage of them.
Guest speaker Michael McConnell is a recognized leader in the fight to solve homelessness. He has served on multiple homelessness advisory committees, including having served as vice chair on the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.
A thought leader on the topic, he’s presented at conferences across the country, including the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference. He has organized regional summits and is a regular presence at community meetings.
Previously, McConnell was a member of San Diego Grantmakers’ Homelessness Working Group and helped established Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego – a local representative of a national collaborative of philanthropists and grantmakers that combine resources to actively end homelessness.
Since 2009, McConnell has directed his philanthropy and volunteer time to solving homelessness.