The N.C. Poverty Research Fund researches the immense challenges of economic hardship in North Carolina. The fund is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary initiative established in 2015 to study, document, and advocate for proposals, policies and services to mitigate poverty in North Carolina. The fund has three goals:
- To address the pressing needs of those currently living at or below the poverty level in North Carolina
- To raise public awareness of issues related to work and poverty
- To train a new generation to combat the causes and effects of poverty and to improve the circumstances of working people
Through generous foundation and private support, the fund hires undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students and faculty to probe the causes of and solutions to economic injustice in the Tar Heel state.