Cincinnati mayor aims to break poverty cycle in 5 years

Hughes STEM High School | Cincinnati, OH

Nationally, more than 20 percent of youth experience poverty.

In Cincinnati, Ohio that number is twice as high and the risk of remaining below the poverty line poses as a multi-generational threat. The city is attempting to break the cycle with bold community-based solutions and “an Army of 1000 hearts.”

Produced by Umajesty Allah, Normante Austin, Keylan Behanan, Pearleona Dean, Jayla Hope, Jute’ius Jasper, Nakyia Lummus, Timia Moore, Dashanda Williams, Jah’mya Williams, Mary Williams and TayJah White, students at Hughes STEM High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.