Not all Wisconsin communities are created equal. Each community differs socially, economically, demographically and culturally, as do the needs of poor and low-income community members. Poverty is more than just a lack of money, it is an individual, family, or community’s lack of goods and resources that are needed to support well-being and stability.
University of Wisconsin-Extension Cooperative Extension County-Based Family Living Educators develop and facilitate education programs in local Wisconsin communities to meet a variety of community needs. County-based educators have tools and resources available to them to assist communities as they seek to understand and address poverty issues.
For more information on local poverty awareness and community engagement programming contact your local UWEX Cooperative Extension office (scroll down to bottom of new window for map of all UWEX county office contacts).