LCCC, others aim to boost residents’ economic mobility

ELYRIA — Lorain County residents who start at the bottom are likely to stay there.

It’s a startling statistic, but one community leaders are aiming to solve, starting with the conversation Wednesday night at a community forum hosted by Lorain County Community College.

According to research from the Equality of Opportunity Project, a child in Lorain County who is born and raised in poverty has a 5.1 percent chance of reaching a family income of $70,000 by the age of 30, or more than $100,000 by age 45.More than likely, those who start at the lowest income levels will stay there.That […]