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08/03/05

Poverty Reduction Initiative Progress Report

In Savannah, what's called the Poverty Reduction Initiative has apparently made progress since hiring project director Daniel Dodd. In his three months on the job, teams to study transportation, dependant care, housing and workforce education have been developed.

Studying Savannah rather than an overhaul is what Dodd says will bring major changes to the city. "The initiative is not about me coming in and trying to fix things," he said. "It's about me coming in and working and learning from people doing it and encouraging more collaboration."

Dodd is bringing together people with low incomes and leaders in the business community so they can work together to come up with solutions.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com

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