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The Partnership for Southern Equity's (PSE) Metro Atlanta Equity Atlas (MAEA) is a narrative and data tool to provide information on key indicators throughout the region. The Atlas consists of a library of helpful maps and an in-depth report detailing several components of life in our region. MAEA can be accessed at



Please visit the Poverty Equity Opportunity Committee archive page for agendas, notes, presentations and other resources from previous meetings.



In 2015, ARC joined with community partners to offer a series of conversations on poverty and various related issues and their impact on the growth of the metro area.

See more information on this page to learn more about this engaging series. Email us for more information or to get connected.


Poverty Equity Opportunity Committee

The Poverty Equity Opportunity Committee is a part of the Community Resources Committee of the ARC. This group is tasked with convening stakeholders around the issues related to poverty in our region.

Suburban poverty has grown quicker in Atlanta over the past ten years than any other metro area in the country. This impacts schools, local governments, service providers, and infrastructure decisions. A regional conversation about how we address these concerns will help communities plan and collaborate so that all our region’s residents have access to the tools they need to thrive.

The committee is currently compiling on a report that summarizes its work since November 2013. The report will also share recommendations on how this work could continue.

Committee Mobile Work Session

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On September 22, 2015, members of the committee and other community partners explored need and opportunity in three metro Atlanta communities. The group heard from leaders in Norcross, Thomasville Heights and Clayton County on how they are dealing with impacts of increased poverty and expanding economic opportunity.


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