Poverty is Everybody’s Business.
The North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA) is launching a “Face to Face With Poverty” initiative for 2012 aimed to give North Carolina Community Action Agencies the opportunity to herald the urgent agenda of our low-income communities to key stakeholders.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, North Carolina’s poverty rate spiked to 17.5 percent, surpassing the official national poverty level of 15.2 percent, ranking North Carolina as the 12th highest poverty state in the nation. In North Carolina, more than 1.6 million children, elderly, disabled and low-income individuals are impacted by poverty. That equates to 1 in 5 women, 1 in 4 children, 1 in 4 African Americans, and 1 in 3 Latinos who don’t have access to adequate housing, health care, education, employment or resources to enjoy a decent living.
Given that this is an election year and North Carolina is the host state for one of the key political conventions, this will place our state in the global media spotlight, and our intent is to take advantage of this exposure. The upcoming year will be a significant one in North Carolina’s history and in our agencies’ histories. As a result, our goal is to maximize the participation of our respective communities and involve low income persons, community action agencies, local and state officials, and key community leaders in dialogue which will reinforce community needs and possible solutions. Additionally the goal will be to document these discussions and report the outcomes in order to hold local, state and national elected officials and other decision makers accountable for the tangible needs of our communities.
The North Carolina Community Action Association is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that gives voice to the needs, concerns and stories of the state’s disadvantaged and low-income citizens. The “Face to Face With Poverty” campaign will provide a forum for those who have been silenced by economic disparity to address legislators and community agencies on how best to alleviate impoverishment in North Carolina. Please make the commitment today to get involved, because Poverty is Everybody’s Business.
CLICK HERE to register to attend a Face To Face With Poverty Event
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
October 11-21, 2012
NCCAA Poverty Report Published and Delivered
Face to Face With Poverty Blog
North Carolina Poverty Quick Facts
The State of Poverty
The National Association for State Community Services Programs' (NASCSP) Blog
Watch The Line
The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line.
Spent is an immersive, online experience that allows users to encounter and
better understand the dilemmas and decisions related to poverty and homelessness.
Special thanks to Urban Ministries of Durham for use of the Spent experience.
HOW CAN I HELP?
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