How the Weinberg Foundation Is Working to Move the Needle on Poverty in Baltimore
There was a time, not so very long ago, when Baltimore seemed to be turning a corner, with a relatively affluent metro area, new development, and rising incomes during the 2000s. But economic gains were distributed highly unequally, and since the 2015 death of Freddie Gray and the unrest that followed, the city has continued to struggle. Baltimore has the second-highest murder rate in the country; 23% of adults and 33.3% of children in the city are living below the poverty line. Baltimore has been plagued by police brutality and has an incarceration rate three times the national average.
Despite these daunting challenges, the Baltimore and Honolulu-based Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is working hard to make positive change in Baltimore — and singing the praises of a dynamic and multifaceted city.
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Source: Inside Philanthropy
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