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Community gathers for last session of Prosperity For All Summit

Posted at 5:25 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 17:25:23-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — City leaders are working to bring the poverty rate down in Tallahassee.

It's the motivation for starting the 32304 Prosperity For All Summit.

During the last session of the summit, the community gathered to discuss how to create more jobs, provide affordable housing, and improve education.

People then came up with ways to tackle those goals in a breakout session.

This week, participants tackled several different topics, like creating more living wage jobs, affordable housing, and providing pre-k through 12 education.

"We're learning firsthand what it takes for our government, for our community to be responsive to others who are hoping to get back into and to reenter society properly, and that's what this is about," said Bill Proctor, Leon County Commissioner. "It's about the come up, the bringing up, the empowerment, the enlargement of our community."

The summit took place Thursday at the New Mount Zion AME Church.