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Understanding Brookline: A Report on Poverty

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In 2014, Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) launched the Understanding Brookline: A Report on Povertya follow up to Understanding Brookline: Emerging Trends and Changing Needs.

The finding that has garnered the most attention from the first Understanding Brookline report is the 13% poverty rate (based on the 2010 U.S. Census) in Brookline. Understanding Brookline: A Report on Poverty explains who makes up the 13%, what factors cause financial stress, and highlights Brookline agencies already addressing poverty and the resources they currently provide.

To engage the community in a discussion of the report’s findings, BCF hosted an Understanding Brookline forum at the Brookline Teen Center on February 26, 2015.