Community Council Develops One-of-a-Kind Approach to Alleviating Poverty in North Texas

Community Council Develops One-of-a-Kind Approach to Alleviating Poverty in North Texas

Twenty-five percent of families with children in Dallas County live below the poverty line. Dallas has the third highest child poverty rate among large US cities. We often refer to levels of poverty like this as a cycle. As in, we work to “break the cycle of poverty.” There is, however, a second and often unseen cycle that threatens to silently undermine the success of those aspiring to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. While North Texas nonprofits are subject to the ensnaring effects of this cycle, it is not a native challenge. It is a long-standing, national challenge.