Addressing the root causes of poverty with data-driven solutions that align with biblical principles.

Overview

According to the most recent Census estimate, the city of Tucson has an average poverty rate of 23.4%. With an estimated population of around 548,000, that means over 128,000 people in Tucson live below the poverty line – that is just within Tucson’s census tracts and does not include the surrounding metropolitan area.

Additionally, as of 2020, the city of Tucson reported that 20 census tracts have a poverty level over 35.6%, with some having levels as high as 52.7%. There are several clusters of poverty in the city. 4Tucson is currently focusing on the Amphi neighborhood, which falls into one of the poverty clusters.

Information & Resources

Poverty levels are highest among single-parents and minorities. The Native American community in Tucson is facing the highest levels of poverty coupled with the lowest levels of economic opportunity.

Tucson is also in the top 10 cities in the nation for rate of single-parent households.

Moreover, there are several other factors that tend to build upon one another to entwine people in a cycle of poverty.

Join a Transformation Team:

Join one of the following teams designed to help Tucson residents:

Graduate high school

Secure employment

Wait to have children until after marriage

  • Graduating High School

    Join a team designed to operationalize the policy recommendations of the Poverty Reduction Taskforce through the implementation and oversight of graduating high school programs and projects.

    Join Team
  • Securing Employment

    Join a team designed to operationalize the policy recommendations of the Poverty Reduction Taskforce through the implementation and oversight of securing employment programs and projects.

    Join Team
  • Waiting to Have Children Until After Marriage

    Join a team designed to operationalize the policy recommendations of the Poverty Reduction Taskforce through the implementation and oversight of Waiting to Have Children Until After Marriage programs and projects.

    Join Team

Upcoming Events

Taskforce Director

Lynda Robinson
Poverty Reduction Taskforce Director
Office Phone: (520) 745-4404
Email Address: [email protected]

 

Poverty Reduction Taskforce Director Lynda Robinson

I look forward to build relationships with like-minded organizations and individuals as we come to the table to communicate and share information and resources to build strength in the community.

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