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    Poverty to Progress






    Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, the City’s poverty rate is 24%. So, what does that mean? It means in 2017 that a one-person household with income less than $12,060 is living in poverty.  

    At City Council’s retreat in November, reducing poverty was identified as a focus area. As a result, they endorsed a model and created a goal for the City to help facilitate moving households out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. This is no small task. It will take an army of caring individuals to help lift our neighbors from poverty to progress.  

    One of the major goals of the Poverty to Progress initiative is to assist families in the journey out of poverty. This is a massive community undertaking that will take everyone’s assistance to achieve.  Mayor Treney Tweedy is leading the effort and has made it clear that this must be a community effort and cannot be achieved by government alone.

    We hope you will consider joining them in learning more about how each of us may be able to be a member of the army of caring individuals that can help facilitate moving households from poverty to progress. 



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