Learn About Poverty

More than 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union Address. Sadly, not much has changed in those 50 years...

Here, we'll explore the way we define poverty, the impacts it has on families and individuals, and look at current information (and mis-information) on poverty.

Each article is also available as a download and to print as a one page information sheet.

Quick Facts on Poverty
in our Community

Read and learn about what poverty looks like and how working full time at a minimum wage job is still poverty.

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Income and Wages