N.C. Poverty Research Fund323 W. Barbee Chapel RoadCampus Box #3382Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3382919.445.0196 (Phone)919.843.6748 (Fax)email@example.com
The purpose of the N.C. Poverty Research Fund is to explore, document and research the immense challenges of economic hardship in North Carolina. Through the generous donation of various North Carolina foundations, and engaged and committed citizens from across the state and nation, the fund hires undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students and faculty to probe the causes of and solutions to economic injustice in the Tar Heel state.
Poverty is North Carolina’s greatest challenge. In one of the most economically vibrant states of the richest nation on earth, one in six of us live in poverty. The rate is higher if you're a woman, a child, a person of color, a high-school drop-out, unemployed, disabled. Too many are being left out for too many reasons.
Take some time to peruse our projects and activities, which are intended to place the plight of low income North Carolinians at the center of our shared discourse.
In the wake of the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, CNN Money (and others) have turned to the NC Poverty Research Fund's Charlotte report to explain and describe racially concentrated poverty and economic inequality in the Queen City. For additional articles, visit our page on Charlotte.