The Problem

Chronic poverty in Orlando is worsened by four complex social issues locking families into poverty and away from opportunity.   

Concentrated Poverty

Our historically segregated, downtown neighborhoods remain pockets of concentrated poverty.

Generational Poverty

Over 50% of our children growing up in chronic poverty live in these neighborhoods, isolated from opportunity.

toxic charity                  

Relief and betterment programs alone have proven unsuccessful in transforming impoverished neighborhoods.

gentrification                  

Increasing waves of reinvestment in downtown Orlando’s expansion threaten to displace families in poverty.