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NuVision Eradicating Generational Poverty

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     The goal is to end generational poverty. Ford Heights has been cited as the poorest community in the nation. Two out of every three teens are single mothers and fathers. Five out of six teens are receiving some form of financial assistance from government sources. The estimated per capita income is $10, 070 (City Data, 2013). It is a repetitive cycle of recidivism and extreme poverty.

     Nu Vision Princess of Illinois is a mentoring organization. It is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a non-for-profit organization. The vision of Nu Vision Princess of Illinois is to end generational poverty one child at a time. Its mission is to advocate for programs and services that will enhance the quality of life for girls and boys ages 13 through 19 who reside in low- income neighborhoods.

     Core interventions include focusing on financial literacy, tutoring, community service, leadership, accountability and sex education. Special emphasis is placed on one on one mentoring services. Collectively, these key components will lay a strong foundation for connectivity to higher education. Logic and reasoning ability will be positively impacted. Mindsets will be altered for the greater good. Communities will be strengthened via economic growth. Society will be greater as a result of significant contributions.

“Poverty is such a longstanding, deeply-rooted problem that it’s hard to believe there could be a relatively straightforward way to address it. But here’s one: Give poor people money” (Harowotz, 2015).

     Your financial contribution is an investment that can yield a lifetime of benefits from one generation to the next generation. Lives will be changes forever. Gym shoes and name brand clothing will no longer outweigh the importance of education and becoming productive citizens. Nu Vision Princess of Illinois has the compassion and desire to serve as agents of change.


City Data, (2013). Retrieved from Harowitz, E. (2015). A proven way to reduce poverty?

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