In September 2020, Poverty Solutions released a report that lifts up more than a decade’s worth of input from Detroit residents on how to increase economic mobility and decrease poverty in their city. The community-based research project, titled “Investing in Us: Resident Priorities for Economic Mobility in Detroit,” highlights the importance of nuance in building resident-driven approaches to poverty reduction in the city.
We aim to make progress together. Poverty Solutions works with community groups and policymakers to provide technical assistance, connections to scholars and resources, and data and evidence that informs and drives progress on poverty. Listed below are examples of our community engagement, and we offer community resources aimed at bridging information gaps identified by our partners.
We also work with students interested in poverty alleviation and economic mobility and offer opportunities for hands-on research, events, and academic programs and courses.