Poverty Matters

August 27th, 2019 by

26%:  Savannah’s poverty rate Step Up Savannah promotes economic opportunity and financial security in Chatham County, GA.  While more than a quarter of Savannah’s residents live in poverty, that percentage jumps to 50% and higher in some neighborhoods. Such high rates have persisted for more than 30 years. Established in 2005 by a group of…
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Exploring Possibilities at Savannah Tech

June 29th, 2018 by

By: Edward Gresham, CAP Coordinator In my role as Chatham Apprentice Program (CAP) coordinator, my job is to look for ways for participants to be exposed to resources and high wage earning career paths. When considering opportunities, I recalled attending school at Savannah Tech and learning about the many possibilities offered there. In fact, that…
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Step Up is Hiring!

June 14th, 2018 by

Step Up Savannah seeks a Financial Security Director responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and integrating its financial security programs and initiatives. The position will support and work to expand and integrate key asset building community programs and initiatives such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), benefits screening and enrollment (SNAP, PeachCare/Medicaid), Bank On Savannah…
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A Call for Collaboration: Savannah Votes

May 17th, 2018 by

A Call for Collaboration: Savannah Votes At the center of Step Up’s work is the belief that all community members should be represented in community decision-making. Throughout history, systems have marginalized populations by reducing or preventing their participation in economic, social, and political life. Over the last ten years, the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) at Savannah…
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Alexandra Nicosias-Kopp’s Year of VISTA

April 25th, 2018 by

During a community planning internship, Alexandra Nicosias-Kopp’s architecture and design professor at the University at Buffalo shared her experience with AmeriCorps VISTA following college. Intrigued, Alexandra learned more about the national program and submitted applications for several positions. Although Alexandra had spent most of her life traveling, even living abroad for many years in Australia and…
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