The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee is always welcoming new members
NOVEMBER IS POVERTY AWARENESS MONTH
Feeding America - Poverty Statistics in the United States
- 43.1 million people (13.5 percent) were in poverty.
- 24.4 million (12.4 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty.
- 14.5 million (19.7 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
- 4.2 million (8.8 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.
- The overall poverty rate according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure is 14.3 percent, significantly higher than the official poverty rate of 13.5 percent.
- Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, there are 45.7 million people living in poverty, 2.6 million more than are represented by the official poverty measure (43.1 million).
Poverty in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Poverty – Institute for Research on Poverty
Poverty in Milwaukee increases
21 facts about Global Poverty
Federal Poverty Guidelines
US Census Bureau – Poverty
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The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee strives to honor inclusiveness, advocating for education, awareness, acceptance, and outreach in the workplace and community.
Effectively communicate the works of the Diversity Committee to all stakeholders.
Promote initiatives that enhance the quality of life through inclusion and engagement.
Provide leadership; promote equality and acceptance for all differences through education and outreach.
The full Diversity Committee is made up of department committees with members from the following Milwaukee County Departments:
Aging, Child Support Services, Office of the Comptroller, Corporation Counsel, County Clerk, County Treasurer, Court Services, District Attorney, Facilities, Family Care, Fleet Management, Human Resources, Medical Examiner, Parks and Recreation, Personnel Review Board, Sheriff, and Zoo.
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Contact Ted Fancher, Human Resources, for more information.