Help For The DMV’s Working Poor

The U.S. Census Bureau says non-White DC residents continue to experience poverty at a higher rate. The American Community Survey released last month, found the poverty rate for Black residents remained highest. It was 21.3 Percent last year, down from 27.7 in 2021. Unemployment remains a stumbling block for blacks. That rate stood at 9.6 percent last year. White unemployment in the District stood at 1.4 percent. Behind the numbers there are people and situations that are crying out for help. We sit down with the United Way of the National Capital Area to talk about Project Community Connect, the annual outreach to help the region’s working poor.


Project Community Connect Event, Friday, October 6th, 2023

THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 10AM-4PM

Ian Gordon, VP Community Impact & Engagement, United Way NCA
Scott Mengebier, Director, Research & Evaluation, United Way NCA