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Study sheds light on poverty in Upstate Hispanic community

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Hispanic Alliance unites the largest network of agencies and individuals working collaboratively to advance Hispanic communities across the Upstate.

A two-year study of Hispanics in Greenville will help policymakers understand the needs of the community, which makes up 9 percent of the county’s population. The study was conducted by Furman Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Courtney Quinn and Sustainability Science Professor Matthew Cohen in conjunction with the Hispanic Alliance.

Among other findings, the report shows that 20 percent of Hispanic households live below the federal poverty line, and may have a tougher time securing higher education and higher paying jobs. CBS affiliate WSPA 7 News covered the story and provided a link to the full study, which was funded by the Community Foundation of Greenville, the Graham Foundation and the Gilreath Foundation.

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