The homelessness challenge may seem enormous, but it is solvable.

The first step is to choose to see it. Homelessness is an outcome of severe and growing economic inequality, with factors such as slow wage growth, downsizing of some industries, or skyrocketing rents—anyone can be at risk of becoming homeless.

On any given night, 552,830 people in the United States experience homelessness. California has the largest number of people experiencing homelessness, and in San Diego County, nearly 9000 are experiencing homelessness.

Organizations like Destination: Home and PATH—with the support of companies like Cisco and local communities—are making an impact across the state. And at Cisco Live US 2019, attendees will have the opportunity to make conquering homelessness possible.

#CiscoChat Live: Making an Impact on Homelessness

Before Cisco Live US kicks off on June 9th, we invite you to join our #CiscoChat Live on Thursday, May 30th at 10 am PT to hear directly from Cisco, Destination: Home, and PATH. They’ll share how we can conquer homelessness, together, and how you can get involved at Cisco Live or in your own backyard.

We’re excited for the roundtable discussion, which will be moderated by Cisco’s own Stephanie Chan! She’ll be joined by:

  • Chad Bojorquez, Senior Director, Destination: Home
  • Joel Roberts, CEO, PATH
  • Erin Connor, Critical Human Needs Portfolio Manager, Cisco Corporate Affairs and Cisco Foundation

You’ll learn firsthand about the problem of homelessness, the solutions being pioneered by these organizations, and how we can all get involved to make a positive impact.

We’ll be taking your questions live at the end of the show. Use the #CiscoChat hashtag on Twitter, or post your question in the comments section if you’re watching on Facebook or YouTube via Cisco’s home page. We look forward to next week’s discussion, and hope you’ll join us!

See how we’re making a positive impact on the world, and how we plan to benefit people in the local San Diego community at this year’s Cisco Live US.


Austin Belisle

No Longer with Cisco