WI Skills Enhancement Participant Wins National Contest, Speaks in Washington DC

Amy Treptow, participant of West CAP’s Skills Enhancement Program, is the winner of the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty Storyteller Contest, sponsored by the Half in Ten campaign and the Coalition on Human Needs. The contest was part of the Our American Story project, which connects people who have experienced poverty with political leaders, media, and advocacy organizations—an ongoing effort to raise the visibility of those who don’t have a high-profile lobby representing their interests during policy debates.

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