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MMC to Host Special “Mayors Only” Discussion on Suburban Poverty


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Although the City of Chicago still has greater concentrations of poverty than do most suburban towns, there are now more individuals living in poverty outside the City and in the suburbs. Current philanthropic funding and state and federal programs are not adequate to address the growing demands suburban communities are experiencing with impoverished residents. Since this phenomenon is increasingly common in metropolitan areas nationwide, the Brookings Institution is eager to work with local elected officials to tackle these challenges at the right scale with the right support and partners.

To RSVP for this special “Mayors Only” discussion, please email amilld@mayorscaucus.org or call 312-201-4507. Staff contacts: Mark Fowler, Larry Bury

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