2019 United Way Annual Report - Page 11



WHY WE FIGHT:
To Break
the Cycle
of Poverty
We are working to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty
by providing the supports and services that move individuals
and families out of poverty and help them become financially
stable. Nashville is thriving, but many are being left behind.
Housing prices are rising rapidly but wages are not keeping
up with the growth. One fifth of our neighbors are living in
poverty. 30 percent of those are children. We must do more to
alleviate poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors and provide
clear and attainable pathways to brighter futures for the next
generations.
Together, we can give everyone in our community a chance
at a better life by providing access to free financial counseling
services and banking accounts to build assets and increase
financial reserves; making sure our young people graduate;
offering continuing education and job training so people can
get higher paying jobs; and setting people on the path to
financial independence.
2018 ANNUAL RE PO RT
PAG E 9





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