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Poverty is not an aspiration: Breaking the poverty cycle | Michelle Gethers-Clark | TEDxGreensboro
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Added Jul 8, 2016
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People don't intend to be poor. But they may need help to get out.

She currently is President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Greensboro, is a twenty-one year veteran of the American Express Company where she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Card Operations in Greensboro NC. Her personal journey from growing up in poverty and succeeding fuels her efforts to develop social impact systems to help families become self-sufficient.

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