Child & Family Poverty

Poverty Resources is a website that offers tools for teaching the subject of poverty in schools and for adults.

NC Child provides county data cards for all 100 cards here. Move to the county of interest and click your or another county for 2018.

Public Health and poverty, like many issues, are interconnected.  This website lists resources that can be used by professionals and the general community to affect poverty.

Child Health Report Card is North Carolina’s special report on financial security, opportunity and health for children and their families.

Key Allies

Children First/Communities in Schools offers their Success Equation focusing on “inspiring and sustaining a local movement to reduce the incidence of poverty and its impact on children in Buncombe County through education, collaboration, and public policy. Their vision is a community where all children can thrive.”  

Get involved: Greg Borom is their Advocacy director and can be reached via email at gregb@childrenfirstbc.org to hear about ways you can connect with their effort.

 

Just Economics “works to educate, advocate, and organize for a just and sustainable local economy that works for all in Western North Carolina. We welcome participation in our work from all members of our community.” Their focus on living wage, affordable housing and better transit makes including them in this issue category appropriate.

Get involved: To connect with them to take action, go to this page of their website. You can also contact Vicki Meath, Executive Director, at (828) 505-7466 or at vicki@justeconomicswnc.org.