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2022 Rise

RISE TOGETHER AMBASSADOR

Poverty is a problem that
we can       

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together.

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Poverty affects people you know.

FIND OUT HOW

ALMOST 200,000 FRANKLIN COUNTY RESIDENTS EXPERIENCE POVERTY EVERY YEAR. THAT'S ENOUGH TO FILL OHIO STADIUM TWICE.

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Someone living in West Franklinton is 26 times more likely to be in poverty than someone living in New Albany. *

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36% of people in poverty age 16 and up are employed. So in short, more than a third of working-age adults in poverty are employed.*

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62% of Franklin County residents experiencing poverty are white. A black resident of Franklin County is twice as likely to be in poverty as a white resident of Franklin County.*

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Children under 5 years old in Franklin County are nearly three times as likely to be in poverty as people over age 65.*

OUR MISSION IS TO HARNESS THE COLLECTIVE POWER OF PEOPLE AND SYSTEMS TO DISRUPT STRUCTURAL RACISM AND ISSUES OF POVERTY TO ACHIEVE EQUITY FOR ALL FRANKLIN COUNTY RESIDENTS. 

The Research

The Black labor force participation rate is nearly identical to the white labor force participation rate, but the black unemployment rate is twice the white unemployment rate.

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