Patterson Intellectual Property Law associate Tim Capria was recently elected to the position of Vice President of the Board of Directors for Poverty & the Arts. Poverty & the Arts’ mission is to create sustainable change for homeless individuals. Though art, Poverty & the Arts empowers homeless and formerly homeless individuals as artists and creatives by helping them generate income, express themselves, hone job skills, develop relationships, and provide them with purpose. As a common human experience, art also promotes compassion and awareness from community members for those affected by homelessness. Art is available for viewing and purchase at the Poverty & the Arts website.