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    Poverty to Progress Initiative

    FREE GLTC Bus service all day on May 4, 2017! Just hop on and head over to E.C. Glass for the Poverty to Progress launch! 

    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 50 households a year 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.  

    The Mayor and Vice Mayor will host a community gathering entitled “From Poverty to Progress” on Thursday, May 4, at E.C. Glass High School at 6:30 p.m. 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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