In taking on the issue of domestic poverty, LEO has chosen to address a serious and pressing issue with large scope.
In the past 50 years, over $22 trillion has been spent on the War on Poverty, with only mixed results--there are still more than 43 million people, or 14.8% of the United States population currently living in poverty. LEO aims to find better ways to get these resources to those who need them the most.
LEO plays a unique role in connecting researchers and service providers so that together we can learn more about this multifaceted issue and ultimately reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.
Using research, strategic partnerships, and targeted problem areas, LEO works with private providers and governments to find the roots of the problem and figure out what works in the fight against poverty.