A Holistic Approach to Solving Intergenerational Poverty
A Summit Institute Lab sponsored by LSI and Weber County, Utah
Sudden and adverse experiences – including loss of employment, natural disasters, illness, or divorce – often leave people and families impoverished. In contrast, those experiencing intergenerational poverty are born into a cycle of poverty, where there is an established culture, set of behaviors, and learned norms handed down from one generation to the next. Breaking this cycle of poverty is critical to building resilient communities and environments where all children can exercise the power of self-determination.
This weekend’s lab convened national innovators, state stakeholders, and local leaders from Weber County’s economic impact initiative to discuss strategies and actionable solutions to interrupt the cycle of generational poverty.