A former welfare recipient and journalist, for over 30 years Covington worked in communications and training. Her articles have appeared in city lifestyle magazines, daily and weekly newspapers, and numerous company publications. Covington’s speaking topics include motivation, self-esteem, welfare independence, and literacy and education. She holds master’s degrees in management and human resource management, a bachelor’s in communications, and two associate degrees. Covington serves as both a poverty and literacy advocate.
Her most recent work is A Day at the Fare: One Woman’s Welfare Passage, a memoir describing her plunge into and emergence from deep poverty, by way of education.
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