- Kevin Slattery, United Way Bay Area
CURRENT STATE OF POVERTY IN THE BAY AREA
“Things have improved for some, but not for most,” said Megan Joseph, Executive Director of Rise Together, a Bay Area initiative supported by United Way. “The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer. And the middle is struggling. We’re essentially losing the middle class.” Nearly 30 percent of Bay Area’s residents are unable to make ends meet according to a recent report, The Broken Pathway: Uncovering the Economic Inequality in the Bay Area by JobTrain.