Poverty In The Triad: A Special Report

Jennifer Lopez children
Jennifer Lopez

This is the final 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 of three who struggles with the high cost of childcare.

Edward White
Naomi Prioleau / WUNC

This is the third story in a series of four about the barriers people face when trying to get out of poverty. This installment introduces us to a grandfather looking for quality affordable housing.


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.

a graduation at the Family Success Center, a center aimed at reducing poverty in Greensboro.
Naomi Prioleau / WUNC

Some of the deepest poverty in North Carolina is right in the middle of the largest cities like Charlotte, Greensboro, Durham, and Raleigh. One single mother in the Triad area is trying to break her family’s cycle of generational poverty.