Targeted Faith-Centered Financial Literacy Training in a Context of Concentrated Poverty
The City of Fresno, California, currently has the second highest rate of concentrated poverty in the nation among large cities. This is an improvement. In 2005, the Brookings Institute identified Fresno as having the highest rate of concentrated poverty of any large city in the U.S., and for years it has lived with that moniker. That being said, Fresno still has 45 census tracks where 40 percent or more residents live under the federal poverty line. A lack of a diversified economy, dependence on migrant labor and an under-educated workforce fuel this generational poverty.