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The Local Need:

  • Approximately 47,000 people (ages 16-69) are unemployed.
  • Many residents are stagnated in low-paying and non-career path positions.
  • Several areas in the region have median incomes of less than half the national average.
  • Over 14,000 people (age 25+) have an education level of 12th grade or less.
  • In the Southland region, approximately 12.5% of the region’s population lives under 200% of the federal poverty level, ($44,000 for a family of four) with some areas experiencing levels higher than 20%

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June Media Highlights

Thanks to our extraordinary partners at ABC 7 for supporting our Celebration event on June 19th. Terrell Brown of ABC 7 served as the emcee of the event and highlights were shared in a segment you can view here. Read More »

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