According to the most recent U.S. Census, the nation's poverty rate was 14.8 percent in 2014. That national percentage has not changed for four years. A discussion about breaking the cycle of poverty with Wanda, Executive Director of ACHIEVEability.
In discussing communities with high levels of poverty Mial stated that they "are also ridden by crime, challenged schools, and really difficult conditions for families to thrive. ...that is true nationally both in cities and in urban communities."
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