The Impact of Poverty
Individual Quality of Life | Rise in crime, gang activity, lack of proper after school care, high school dropouts, teen pregnancies, and abuse.
Future Generations | Establishment of cycles as life issues escalate. Discrimination & social exclusion push children to aggressive behavior & less self-control.
Local Economy | Without healthy, self-reliant families to contribute to our community, we cannot grow and sustain the economy.
Our Culture | Crime & unemployment in impoverished neighborhoods often lead to chronic poverty.
must! charities is driven by a collaboration of friends and business owners dedicated to improving quality of life in San Luis Obispo’s North County through empowering local organizations to make strategic change that creates long-term, philanthropic, sustainable transformation within the region.
- Based on community needs, we work with existing non-profits in a variety of sectors, including education, healthcare, mentoring, employment coaching and more.
- We make a greater, more focused impact through collaboration
- We foster relationships through expertise, research, & other resources.
- We empower nonprofits to make strategic, sustainable change.
The Situation of Poverty
Source: United States Census Bureau, Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates, 2009; SLO County Action for Healthy Communities Report 2010