Mayor Cicilline's Poverty, Work and Opportunity Task Force

Repairing the Urban Economic Ladder: How Cities Get the Market to Work for the Poor

An increasing number of lower income families work and play by the rules in Providence and elsewhere in the country; but poverty and barriers to economic mobility have persisted. In his presentation before Mayor Cicilline's Poverty, Work and Opportunity Task Force, Matt Fellowes discusses what is prompting city innovation to repair the economic ladder and what these cities are doing to boost economic mobility.

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