- Evaluation Services
More than 16 percent of North Carolinians live in poverty. Full-time employment often is not enough to keep a household out of poverty. Even more striking, according to the most recent Census figures, nearly 25 percent of North Carolinaâ€™s children are poor. Poverty may seem too great a problem to tackle, but there are proven policies and programs that can allow families to leave poverty and can alter North Carolinaâ€™s statewide poverty rate.
This seminar will focus on evidence-based jobs programs that may help alleviate unemployment and poverty in North Carolina. Policy experts and practitioners will address the link between unemployment and poverty and will highlight opportunities for greater prosperity, including:
North Carolina Family Impact Seminars (NCFIS) provide objective, nonadvocacy, solution-oriented research on timely issues selected by policymakers. The seminars encourage policymakers to consider the impact of policies on families, just as they regularly consider the impact of policies on the economy and the environment.