The latest edition of Memphis magazine (June 2016) provides a two-page spread featuring United Way’s new strategy to impact Mid-South poverty and move more people into lives of greater financial self-sufficiency.
The spread, entitled “Driving The Dream,” shares details about United Way’s decision to make local poverty our top priority in addition to ongoing commitments to improve local education and health.
“Poverty robs people of their dreams. It is the underlying denominator, the undertow that keeps pulling families down, the undercurrent that courses through our region. It creates dependence and crime, hopelessness and blight, lost revenue for Mid-South businesses – and prematurely lost lives. The statistics are clear, Memphis’ poverty is the nation’s highest in numerous categories. Memphis is at the epicenter of the Mid-South, and poverty is a serious problem which impacts our entire region,” said Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson, President and CEO of United Way of the Mid-South.
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