How an organization is assisting Georgia after child poverty doubles nationwide

Rebekah Hudgins (L) and Toni Brown (R) with the Georgia Family Connection Partnership

U.S. Census data shows the national child poverty rate hit a record low in 2021, then it more than doubled last year. The progress that had been made in narrowing the poverty rates between children of color and white children was largely reversed.

The Georgia Family Connection Partnership is focused on issues like this.

According to their website, the GFCP is the only statewide network in the country dedicated to the health and economic well-being of families and communities.

Their organization works within every county in Georgia to help citizens “craft local solutions based on local decisions.”

Rebekah Hudgins, the Evaluation and Results Accountability Team director for the GFCP, and Toni Brown, the Community Support Team member, joined Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look with Rose Scott.”

The GFCP ranks Georgia at 37th in the nation for child well-being, saying the state struggles with health and economic challenges.