On Saturday, November 10th at 5 p.m., the Dome of Hope Organization will be hosting the “Transforming Communities” black and white charity gala at the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
Harvard University professor and author of “The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy” William Julius Wilson will be the keynote speaker at the event.
The Dome of Hope is a nonprofit organization, which collaborates with students and faculty of the University of the Pacific, San Joaquin Delta College, along with the City of Stockton and San Joaquin County officials.
Their goal is to assist local residents and the community with self-sustainability through education, employment and social resources to maintain healthy families and a more productive and cohesive community.
Professor Wilson is the author of numerous publications including “The Declining Significance of Race,” winner of the American Sociological Association’s Sydney Spivack Award; “The Truly Disadvantaged,” which was selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review as one of the 16 best books of 1987, and received the Washington Monthly Annual Book Award and the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ C. Wright Mills Award.
The Dome of Hope also has an Employment Development Division that focuses on the collaboration of local business partners who commit to a three- to six-month development/training program. The organization also pays potential employers who extend an opportunity to those who are habitually unemployed.
The Dome of Hope is seeking churches, schools, or individuals who wish to purchase at $320 at $40 per person at the gala. Guests can reserve their seating through PayPal while seats remain. The tickets are all online at www.thedomeofhope.org.