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We look forward to sharing regular updates and emerging insights throughout the initiative. Visit this page to see the most current updates from MemWorks.

Voices of Memphis – Stuck in Survival Mode

This blog shares insights from these conversations about how living in poverty can create a sense of survival mode, where a person is forced to focus nearly all of their efforts to help them and their family subsist and tackle the immediate roadblocks in their path.

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Voices of Memphis – Job Access

Living-wage jobs can be a reliable path out of poverty. An overwhelming theme from our primary research is that even for those with postsecondary degrees and credentials, living-wage jobs are hard for Memphians experiencing poverty to access.

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