U-M partners with Lake County coalitions to address poverty and find solutions

By any measure, the poverty statistics for Lake County Michigan are stark. The county has the highest child poverty rate in Michigan with more than 40% of children living below the poverty line, and the highest poverty rate in the Northern Michigan area with more than a quarter of residents living in poverty.

But Lake County also has a committed group of individuals and coalitions working on the frontlines to push these statistics down, while lifting residents up.

Poverty Solutions and U-M’s Ginsberg Center are working to share resources and data with this network in Lake County, and look forward to continuing the university’s connection to this community and committed network of individuals working to prevent and alleviate poverty.

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