February 18, 2016
Ten years after Cleveland made national headlines as the poorest big city in America; not much has changed. While some parts of Cleveland are thriving, like the booming restaurant industry and the growing entrepreneur base, many families in Cleveland still live in poverty. According to a recent study, 54.4 percent of families live in poverty – poverty defined as an income of $18,759 for a family of three – in the Greater Cleveland area. Many of these men, women, and children don’t know where their next meal will come from, how they will provide clothing or supplies for school, or how their basic needs will be met. They’re in need of hope.