Porterville College

Poverty's Impact on the Brain Presentation

Join us for presentation and conversation on “Poverty’s Impact on the Brain” & its effect on learning by Horacio Sanchez.
Friday, October 12, 2018  •  7:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Register online by October 7, 2018 

Poverty is the single most significant issue impacting education today. A lot of the attempts by schools and organizations to address the need of students in poverty are occurring without vital information on how poverty is transforming the brains of students today. The brain transformations resulting from poverty speak to the heart of the academic and behavioral issues schools seek to overcome. - Horacio Sanchez

Learning Event Objective

Understand the community & college population & demographics  •  Understand poverty and the impact on learning Identify actions to support students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Working Agenda  •  October 12, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM • Registration/Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM • Welcome
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM 
Community and College 
Population Overview
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 
Keynote Presentation/Discussion 
“Poverty’s Impact on the Brain” By Horacio Sanchez
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM • Next Steps/Actions
11:30 AM • Dismiss

Poverty Facts & Statistics

  • Nationally, 12.7% (40.6 million), 13.4% (Kern County), 14.9% (Tulare County) people live in poverty
  • 21.2% (US), 38.3% (Tulare County), children in poverty
  • 27.6% Native American, 26.2% Black, 23.4% Hispanic, 12.4% White, in poverty (US)
  • 12.6% CA, 14.9% Tulare, 13.4% Kern residents without health insurance
  • 35.8% Hispanic, 28.1% White, live in Poverty (Tulare)



About Horacio Sanchez

Horacio Sanchez is the President and CEO of Resiliency Inc., an agency leader in helping schools improve school climate, instruction, and discipline. Horacio is recognized as one of the nation’s prominent experts on promoting student resiliency and applying brain science to improve school outcomes. The Maladaptive Council (Academy of Science) recognizes him as a leading authority on emotional disorders and resiliency. He is a highly sought-after speaker and has keynoted many national conferences.
 Horacio Sanchez

Date & Time: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:30 am to 11:30 am
Student Center

Kern Community College District