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Louisiana Poverty Initiative

Poverty is the root of the economic, social and environmental deficiencies, undermining efforts to shift the economies of the states in the mid-south region into diversified sectors such as technology, advanced sciences, and entertainment. For this reason, the Poverty Initiative will actively pursue partnerships to promote micro-enterprises, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and contribute to reversing the current human capital deficit in the mid-south region, especially among our most vulnerable citizens.

Our goals:
  • Change the fate of the mid-south region by providing new opportunities for collaboration between community, industry, and higher education
  • Expand the knowledge on a broad range of issues related to poverty and public policy
  • Form mentoring programs
  • Transform scholarly research by giving researchers the advantage to connect with industry and community
  • Develop new course work to guide and mentor a new breath of multidisciplinary scholars
  • Extend the finding of research through the interaction and collaboration with community partners
  • Enhance the ability of the community to use and understand research based initiatives to change their quality of life
  • Connect funders with projects that have a solid impact
  • Inform policy makers
  • Redirect the attention of the nation to areas of real need
We invite you to join our mission by collaborating with us or by giving to our cause.


The Louisiana Child Poverty Prevention Council
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2013 Interim Report to the Legislature View the Report»

Family Impact Seminar 2011 Briefing Report
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Family Impact Seminar 2010 Briefing Report
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