Poverty Summit Aims to Shine Light on Macon-Bibb problem

Author: Telegraph
Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:11 PM
Categories: In the News | Faculty/Staff

Macon, GA

Emmie Cochran-Jackson, assistant professor of sociology at Middle Georgia State College, took to heart a comment from Jay Bailey, CEO of Operation HOPE, Southeast Region. That’s a group that plans to work in Macon soon.

If Macon doesn’t address poverty, allowing the talented to continue leaving, the city won’t be here in 30 years, Bailey said.

That shows a need for events like the poverty summit, Cochran-Jackson said.

“I think it’s really right on time in terms of the need, because the students that I teach are definitely impacted by poverty,” she said.

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