Poverty expert: 'I'm totally energized by Cincinnati'

Robert Doar, a poverty expert at the American Enterprise Institute, told a roomful of community leaders Thursday morning that he was excited by the effort to combat poverty in Greater Cincinnati.

"I'm totally energized by Cincinnati and what's happening here," Doar said.

Doar spoke to leaders from various institutions that have a role in combating child poverty in Cincinnati, including Mayor John Cranley, City Councilman Wendell Young, and Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The event was hosted by the Child Poverty Collaborative, the mayor's newly-formed task force that aims to reduce by 2020  the number of children living in poverty here by 10,000. The task force also intends to help 5,000 unemployed or underemployed adults get jobs.

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