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Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

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Susan Grove

Community Advisor

Susan Grove is committed to facilitating collaboration, connecting across difference and creating lasting conditions for greater equality. She has dedicated more than twenty years to supporting diverse mission-driven organizations – faith-based, economic and rural development, anti-poverty, food system change, and holistic adult education. She has worked in Romania, India, Ecuador, Cambodia, Laos, Kenya, Mali, the Philippines, Ethiopia and China as a consultant to Oxfam America, director of the US Office of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, and Peace Corps Volunteer. In 2008, she shifted her focus to community-based work in the US, serving as the first Executive Director of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and coordinating the grassroots Poughkeepsie Plenty food justice initiative. Currently, she manages the cross-departmental community engagement strategy at the Omega Institute. Her work has involved participatory facilitation, strategic planning, program development and implementation, resource development, financial management and governance. She holds a graduate degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She is an active member of the Race Unity Circle, Hudson Valley Feminists, the Board of the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, the Community Advisory Board of the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum,the Neighborhood Revitalization Committee of Hudson River Housing, and sPOKe Poughkeepsie (bicycle advocates).

Susan Grove's Contributions

  1. Dutchess Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Parties

    Dutchess Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Parties

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess is gearing up for a once in a generation experience.Viewing parties will be held throughout the county on Monday for the solar eclipse. During the eclipse, the sun will disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, and leading to a quick plunge in temperature before streamers of light streaking across the sky around the moon's ...

  2. March For Justice Coming To Dutchess

    March For Justice Coming To Dutchess

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 19-day walk from Harlem to Albany to raise awareness of human rights abuses in state prisons will be making three stops in Dutchess.The March for Justice is being organized by the Alliance of Families for Justice and will stop in Beacon on Friday, Sept. 1, Wappingers Falls on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Poughkeepsie on Sunday, Sept. 3.The marchers will be walking 10 ...

  3. Send Us Your Snow Photos, Dutchess

    Send Us Your Snow Photos, Dutchess

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess County residents woke up to snow covered backyards Tuesday morning.A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight for Dutchess County.  Snow, which arrived in the pre-dawn hours, will become heavy at times, with snowfall rates of up to 2 to 3 inches per hour possible during the late morning and early afternoon. It will continue through the evening ...

  4. Community Gathers At Poughkeepsie Coffeehouse

    Community Gathers At Poughkeepsie Coffeehouse

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Poughkeepsie is becoming a hotbed for coffeehouses. The Poughkeepsie Grind opened last year in the city at 107 Main Street, the culmination of a 10-year hobby for Patrick McGuire, who lives in Poughkeepsie. The Grind was recently joined by The Ugly Mug, which opened earlier this year. "We're just a little hometown coffeehouse," McGuire said of The ...

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