Our Purpose

Create community conversation and action to address economic mobility and drive change in economic outcomes for
Fayetteville & Cumberland County Residents.

The Consequences of Poverty Affect Everyone

Lost business when potential customers lack money to spend or invest

Higher incidence of property crimes found in low income neighborhoods

Decline in time & resources devoted to assisting children living in poverty

Higher patient fees to make up for uninsured people

lost productivity when workers lack reliable transportation resulting in lowered earnings

Increased property tax rates when the economic development budget lowers revenue from sales & property taxes, resulting in the lost purchasing power of those in poverty


odds child born into poverty is likely to end up worse off than parents


of Single Mothers Live In Poverty

18th out of 2,478

one of the worst US counties in helping poor children up the income ladder

1 in 4

Children live in poverty