Get the Facts
“Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” It’s a well-worn phrase. The reality is not everyone starts in the same places or faces the same barriers. Race, parents’ income, school district – even the neighborhood you grew up in – all factor into where you’ll end up.
IN KENT COUNTY, UNEMPLOYMENT IS TWICE AS HIGH FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS AS IT IS FOR WHITES.
WOMEN STILL EARN 80 CENTS FOR EVERY DOLLAR EARNED BY MEN.
And having a job on its own isn’t enough. In fact, 28% of Kent County households are working yet struggling to meet their basic needs. The good news is, together we can do something about it.