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Last year, about four-hundred refugees came to Charlotte, and approximately 17,000 have come here since the mid-1990s. Refugee Support Services, a non-profit organization, helps refugees build self-sufficiency skills and address medical, financial, employment, housing, children, legal and social services.
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Ramona Brant was sentenced to life in prison for a non-violent drug offense. When she was released twenty-one years later, she dedicated her final years to family and fixing a broken system. Shortly before Brant died unexpectedly in February, she discussed her story to advocate for social justice, for Charlotte to provide safe homes and good jobs for all its citizens.
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Unemployment related factors discussed were housing insecurity and transportation struggles. Such factors, coupled with low wage jobs, can create a cycle of poverty hard to escape and easy to perpetuate. Such factors also ranked Charlotte on the bottom of a Harvard University-sponsored economic mobility study. On the upside to this downward spiral were individuals such as Traletta Banks, an instructor showing others how to break the cycle with options such as creating career pathways. Also part of the effort was Economic Mobility Initiative, a nonprofit helping individuals on the road to self-sufficiency overcome roadblocks such as benefits cliff.