Intergenerational Poverty in Utah - What the Data Tells Us

12 March 2013 Written by  

During the 2011 Utah State Legislative Session, Voices for Utah Children partnered with Utah Senator Stuart Reid to draft and sponsor SB37 - Intergenerational Poverty Provisions - which was established so that poverty that extends for more than two generations among families can be studied and data-driven solutions established. We co-hosted an event with Senator Reid in October 2012 where speakers and panelists from across the state talked about the problem of intergenerational poverty. One of the highlights of the conference was a presentation from Utah's Department of Workforce Services, Rick Little - Director, Workforce Research & Analysis. He demonstrated the kind of data being collected to take on the task of solving the problem of intergenerational poverty in Utah.

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Sara Face Shot BetterSara Gunderson, Office Manager and Executive Assistant, joined the organization in 2007. She has extensive administrative experience, including more than eight years in development at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Sara received her BS in Psychology at the University of Utah with a coursework emphasis in infant and child development.