N.C. Poverty Research Fund

Candice Olds
Naomi Prioleau / WUNC

This is the second story in a series of four about the barriers people face when trying to get out of poverty. This installment introduces us to a single mother in the Triad area trying to get out of poverty by furthering her education.

An image of the skyline of Charlotte, N.C.
Chuck Burton / Associated Press

In the past week, residents in Charlotte have protested throughout the city in response to the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by law enforcement. The week's events created a lingering sense of civil unrest in communities.