North Carolina Poverty Project Collection
This collection contains materials relating to the North Carolina Poverty Project. It includes correspondence, staff evaluations, publications, resumes, and a seminar builder.
- 1985-2002, bulk 1987-1993
- North Carolina Poverty Project (Organization)
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The North Carolina Poverty Project (NCPP) was founded as an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in 1986 for the purpose of studying the causes of poverty and to build consensus around strategies to address those root causes. NCPP was founded by a group of concerned citizens under the direction of NCPP Executive Director J. Gordon Chamberlin. In 1990, the Board of Directors voted to expand the project by establishing the Poverty Information and Resource Center, which later received funding from the North Carolina General Assembly. The organization also received two $25,000 MacArthur Foundation grants in 1992 to work with policymakers in nine southeastern states to address the intersectional causes of poverty. Due to funding challenges, the NCPP closed its doors in 1993 but some of the work was continued by other related organizations.
NCPP Executive Director John Gordon Chamberlin (1914-2006) was a teacher, Methodist minister, writer, and advocate for people living in poverty.
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2 archival boxes containing materials relating to the North Carolina Poverty Project.
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- North Carolina Poverty Project Collection
- Suzanne Sawyer
- January 2022
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