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North Carolina has recently received national and regional attention for its surging poverty rates, especially in its cities.
These and similar stories and studies have been covered by the press, including pieces in Business Insider, the News and Record, and the Charlotte Observer. As a result, Charlotte is forming a poverty task force and Raleigh's mayor called for a series of poverty summits to be attended by the mayors of the state's largest cities.
The Poverty Center is delving deeply into urban poverty and will continue to cover and examine this critical issue.
The UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity is pleased to release a high school curriculum about poverty in America. The curriculum was designed by Brian McDonald, a teacher at Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina, for use with high school students.
The units can be used as a group to make up the foundation for a stand-alone class on poverty, or can be introduced as smaller lessons within other courses.
The entirety of our "Seeing the Invisible" series, which spotlighted different poverty-related issues in our state last year in the News and Observer, is now available for Kindle. It is a great way to re-read the series on the go or to give the gift of poverty awareness to someone else for under four dollars.