One of the challenges in Savannah and Chatham County, as in many other communities, is that there has not been a centralized location to access information on poverty. Step Up intends for this website to serve this function.
Step Up Savannah came out of the work of the city’s poverty task force, created in 2003, when leaders from different sectors of the community decided they needed to take a more systematic approach to reduce poverty. The poverty reduction task force identified key barriers to self sufficiency and prepared an action plan. In 2012, Step Up updated its action plan, based on 2010 Census data and reported on its evolution as an organization; read "Engaging Our Community" for a current snapshot of our work.