Over 67,000 Saint Paul residents live in poverty, including 25,000 children. And the poverty rate in the City of Saint Paul stands at 24% — that’s enough to fill the Xcel Energy Center 4 times! Opportunity St. Paul aims to actively engage the community in solutions that fight poverty.
End poverty in Saint Paul.
Engage and empower community members from all sectors to fight the existence and tolerance of poverty in Saint Paul.
Initiate action in 2013 that addresses poverty in Saint Paul.
• Opportunity: Increase exposure and awareness of local opportunities that can mobilize people out of poverty and reduce isolation.
• Inclusion: Reach out to neighborhoods, businesses, organizations and those most affected by poverty to develop solutions.
• Collaboration: Build lasting partnerships, link coalitions, and use community assets to thoughtfully direct our efforts.
• Action: Spark community-directed, evidence-based action that will effect positive change for Saint Paul residents.