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The poverty rate is a key economic indicator often used by policy makers to evaluate current economic conditions within communities. Teen Start Inc. targets persons experiencing generational poverty by offering programs that supports young parents and their children providing culturally competent programs to "improve human capital through education, employment, intergenerational transfer of knowledge and social bridging capital" (Payne, 2012).
Public Economics | Social Welfare
Greathouse, Stanya M., "Meeting People Where They Are, Creating a Bridge Out of Poverty" (2016). Learning Showcase 2016: A Celebration of Discovery, Transformation and Success. 22.