A group of public education, philanthropic and community leaders gathered at UNC-Chapel Hill yesterday to discuss ways to address growing poverty in the state. The conference was titled, "Poverty, Partnerships and the Public Good: A Call for Engagement by North Carolina Institutions."
The discussion was lively. Gene Nichol, Director of UNC’s Poverty Center commenced the group.
“Poverty is by any standard the largest problem that we face in North Carolina," said Nichol.