Poverty in CNY

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“Thinking Our Way Out – Addressing Poverty in Central New York.”

Central New York, and the city of Syracuse, have some of the poorest census tracts in the nation, and the highest percentage of people of color living in poverty of any major metro area. Traditional solutions have fallen short, so here is a look at innovators finding creative ways to help the hungry, the homeless, and the impoverished.

We will be featuring the work of Music for the Mission, In My Father’s Kitchen, Rise Above Poverty, Tiny Homes for Good, The Allyn Foundation, Salt City Market, as well as efforts on the part of Syracuse City Schools and the City of Syracuse. We talk to experts about the root causes of Syracuse’s poverty epidemic and some of the public policy surrounding it.