still blink and shake their heads when we say poverty and Cambridge in the same
sentence, yet it exists here for some individuals at a rate higher than the
now more than ever, CEOC’s mission to eliminate
poverty’s causes and impacts by empowering low-income individuals and families
to achieve economic stability and security, is critical to insure that for
those whose incomes are well below the median income and that it makes it very
difficult to remain in Cambridge. But it is because of the advantages that a
wealthy city offers that is critical for those living on the economic edge to
continue to live here and be able to take advantage the programs, services and public
schools that are available.
takes an active role in public policy advocacy around the issues that support developing
and maintaining affordable housing, access to affordable health care, hunger
relief and economic security for all.
works diligently to not let the policy makers forget that in the midst of
plenty and success, there are still individuals and families who are struggling
to pay the rent and purchase their medications, while balancing heat to keep
their homes warm and provide nutritious food for their children.
is beginning its fifty-second year of fighting economic inequality in Cambridge. CEOC joins with its participants to insure
that their voices are heard in the development and implementation of public
policies that impact them.