Rethinking the Poorest Communities in America
According to U.S. Census figures in 2017, there were 39.7 million Americans living in poverty. This is a fundamental problem for our country. When people are trapped in poverty and lack opportunities to improve their lives, they lose hope. To combat poverty in our poorest communities, we must start with education and relevant job training. We must continue to implement programs that offer job and vocational training for Americans young and old – especially those in our inner cities and rural communities. It is imperative to get away from the flawed notion that higher education is the only pathway to success in America.
Not only will this bolster our workforce, but it will help boost economies where people live, so Americans everywhere will have the opportunity to achieve the American dream.