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Unpacking the Census - Five Years Later

The City’s Office of Community Wealth Building joined Initiatives of Change/Hope in the Cities, and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities today to host a public forum to mark five years since the launch of the “Unpacking the Census” program, acknowledge the progress that has been made, and mobilize community vision and action for the future. More than 150 community leaders attended the event in which Mayor Dwight C. Jones detailed the City’s poverty reduction efforts, and Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chair Tyrone Nelson and Chesterfield County School Board Carrie Coyner detailed specific poverty reduction actions their localities are undertaking. Dr. John Moeser, Senior Fellow at the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond, provided an update on poverty growth in the region and Dr. Thad Williamson, Director of the City’s Office of Community Wealth Building detailed accomplishments and specific strategies being employed by the department. Fi