Step Up strives to seek out and bring into our community big new or inspirational ideas about poverty reduction programs, workforce and economic development ideas, and wealth-building tools. It also gathers research and smart analysis by national and regional think tanks and others concerned with poverty.
The organization came out of the work of a City of Savannah “anti-poverty” task force in 2003, which produced an initial “Action Plan” with the assistance of the University of Georgia researchers. The Action Plan was published in 2005 and laid the foundation for the City’s initiative, which became Step Up Savannah. In 2012, Step Up updated its Action Plan, based on the 2010 Census data and reported on its evolution as an organization. “Engaging Our Community” is a snapshot of its work.
Check this section of the site regularly for new reports, research, tools, and more. And visit the Savannah-Chatham Community Indicators Coalition, on the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s web site, for up-to-date statistics and trends about our community gathered through publicly available sources.
Reports and research created by Step Up Savannah
Reports and research created by other organizations