Last month the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the poverty rate in Ohio fell one percentage point, to 14.8 percent. But poverty in Greater Cincinnati continues to be a real and growing concern.
The Census Bureau's American Community Survey last December reported that nearly half of all children in the city of Cincinnati were living below the federal poverty level.
Here to discuss ongoing efforts to reduce poverty in Greater Cincinnati are Executive Director of the Child Poverty Collaborative, Lynn Marmer; Director of Community Affairs for Mayor John Cranley's office, Bridget Patton; and WCPO.com/WCPO Insider reporter Lucy May, who has written extensively on poverty in the WCPO Digital Below the Line: Examining Childhood Poverty series.
The Child Poverty Collaborative (#CincyTakesOnPoverty) will hold its second community summit, Taking on Poverty. Together. Improving Children's Lives, on Saturday, October 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Free breakfast and child care will be provided and parking will be validated in designated garages adjacent to the Convention Center. The Summit is free but registration is strongly recommended. For more information and to register, click here.