WAER Launches 'City Limits', Yearlong Look at Poverty in Syracuse to Engage Community, Advance Solutions

WAER launches City Limits: A Poverty Project, a year-long initiative to examine the gripping, pervasive poverty problem facing Syracuse.  Over the course of the next year, WAER staff will tell stories about some of the impacts of poverty, how the city finds itself as the 13th most impoverished city in the nation and the myriad issues involved in trying to reduce the number of people in poverty. 

Syracuse ranks first in the nation in concentrated poverty, meaning Blacks and Hispanic residents find themselves in areas where fully half their neighbors are in poverty. 

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