Depending on which U.S. Census Bureau data you look at, childhood poverty has either gotten worse or a little bit better in the city of Cincinnati.
Either way, though, tens of thousands of children in Cincinnati and Hamilton County are living below the federal poverty line. And 2016 is the year the city's business, political, civic and faith leaders are determined to come together in an initiative known as the Child Poverty Collaborative to reduce those numbers.
"The goal is zero children in poverty," said Michael Fisher, CEO of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/default/) and one of six co-chairs of the collaborative.
The community has a long way to go to get there.
Read more at WCPO here.