PORTLAND — Gov. Paul LePage will share his personal story of rising above poverty at a community forum on Wednesday hosted by LearningWorks at the Dana Health Education Center at Maine Medical Center.

The 11:30 a.m. event is the third in a series of Community Conversations hosted by the social service agency.

LePage, who grew up in poverty with little family support, will be the keynote speaker. LePage’s story is expected to illuminate a panel discussion of ways to help people break out of poverty.

Panelists will include Suzanne McCormick, head of the United Way of Greater Portland; Vincent Conti, former head of Maine Medical Center; Cielle Pomerleau, a LearningWorks student; and Jeanne Whynot-Vickers, director of education at LearningWorks.

Wright Express is the event’s primary sponsor.

Seating is limited and reservations are required for the event at 22 Bramhall St.

Call 775-0105 for more information.

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