Grassroots Group Working 'Nonstop' to Address Syracuse Poverty

A grassroots Syracuse effort to fight poverty is gaining momentum and now has roughly 200 people working in five committees to find solutions, the coordinators of Greater Syracuse HOPE said today.

Born in response to Syracuse's "shameful'' poverty ranking among U.S. cities, HOPE continues to recruit volunteers in an urgent search for new ideas and policy initiatives, said Sharon Owens, a co-chair.

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