New Initiative To Focus On Memphis' Poorest Zip Code

localmemphis.com - A local group working to reduce poverty plans to invest $1 million in the South Memphis zip code of 38126.

The South City area is the focus of the Women's Foundation's "Vision 2020" strategic plan.
    
Starting this year, the organization will focus 90% of its ongoing grant-making efforts there hoping to reduce poverty by 5% by 2020.
    
Right now, 62% of adults and 76% of children in the 38126 zip code live at or below the poverty line.

That is more than double the rate of the city.


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