Monday, Feb. 5, dozens of community leaders packed the Lynwood Roberts Room at Jacksonville City Hall to get an update on youth upward economic mobility in Jacksonville.
This work, led by the Jacksonville team of the Network For Southern Economic Mobility, aims to research, evaluate and then help important solutions to increase upward economic mobility for youth in Northeast Florida.
This coalition of Southern communities — Jacksonville, Fla., Athens, Ga., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Greenville S.C. — was brought together by MDC, a nationally recognized leader working on the the ground with communities to analyze barriers to economic success, mobilize community partners to act, design and test innovative solutions, and scale solutions that work. Together, their goal is to, in two years, help deepen, accelerate and align strategic investments for systemic change aimed at eliminating barriers to economic success for youth.
Below are the slides from the presentation featuring Mala Thakur of MDC as well as another set of data points on this issue.