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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 06, 2014

Programs Target Poverty In Obama’s Five ‘Promise Zones’

By NPR Staff

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People line up at the FamilySource Center in Los Angeles, an organization in one of President Obama's five designated "Promise Zones" that aims to help fight poverty in the area.

Five areas across the country have been designated as "Promise Zones" by the federal government. These zones, announced by President Obama in January, are intended to tackle poverty by focusing on individual urban neighborhoods and rural areas.

In the five Promise Zones — located in Philadelphia, San Antonio, southeastern Kentucky, the 

Categories: Economics, Government, Poverty








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