Based on national research studies, Greenville has been noted as one of the most challenging places in the country for someone born into poverty to climb the economic ladder. Additionally, woman are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of South Carolina families, yet women are more likely to live in poverty and are not paid wages equal to men in comparable positions.
Consequently, the JLG is partnering with Pendleton Place, The Family Effect and United Ministries. Pendelton Place and The Family Effect are working to help women and their children advance beyond extremely challenging circumstances so they can have a better life for themselves while providing opportunities for the next generation. United Ministries serves and empowers those on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency. Their vision is a community working together to ensure everyone in Greenville has the opportunity to thrive. The Economic Mobility Impact Committee is providing trained and skilled JLG volunteers to support both of these organizations in their critical work within our community.
Resources & Partners:
Network for Southern Economic Mobility: https://www.gvlnsem.net/
Pendleton Place: https://pendletonplace.org/
The Family Effect: https://www.familyeffect.org/
United Ministries: https://united-ministries.org/
Learn more about United Ministries’ programs here.