Wednesday 20 Mar 2019


WAYne Forward Hopes To Address Poverty

A coalition of non-profit organizations, government leaders and private citizens is spearheading an effort to combat poverty in Wayne County.

The new effort is known as WAYne Forward, and the task force is holding a meeting tonight.

Habitat for Humanity Goldsboro-Wayne Executive Director Matthew Whittle is working with the anti-poverty coalition.  Whittle says at today’s meeting, they’ll be forming smaller work groups to focus on very specific areas to address poverty.  Whittle notes there’s been about a 10% decline in the middle class over the past 15-years.

The group’s goal is to release the workgroup priorities by October, and then start finding and implementing solutions over the following year.

The WAYne Forward anti-poverty coalition holds its task force meeting at 5:30 PM tonight, Tuesday, May 15, at the Goldsboro Event Center.  The meeting is open to the public.

The WAYne Forward effort also has a website and Facebook page.

One Comment

  1. Adamrothman says:

    How to prevent poverty
    1. Graduate from highschool
    2. Get a job
    3. Don’t have children outside of marriage
    4. Don’t commit crime

    Or just throw trillions of tax dollars at it over many decades with only diminishing returns.


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