Chance For Rosi Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:38:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chance For Rosi 32 32 Memphis leaders address causes of child poverty at forum Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:38:45 +0000

Memphis has long been known for its high rates of child poverty, and community leaders at a New Memphis forum focused on the economic forces driving poverty, how to stem gun violence and make gangs less attractive to young people.

Tuesday’s forum, titled ‘Celebrate What’s Right: The Great Debate,’ brought together four nonprofit leaders to dissect the impact of child poverty on the city and what can be done to reverse the trend.

The discussion highlighted that African American children are more likely to live in more difficult neighborhoods that suffer from poverty.

According to the 2022 Poverty Fact Sheet, black children had the highest rate of poverty in any area than any other age or race.

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Ephie Johnson, panelist and president and CEO of Neighborhood Christian Centers, told the story of a Memphis child who was near her window when gunshots rang out in her front yard.

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