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Poverty

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams and Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman discuss the results of a series of 17 community meetings attracting a combined attendance of 1,600.  The concluding meeting took place Tuesday, February 7, and resulted in 11 initiatives, mostly aimed at improving education and reducing poverty in Commerce.  A website, Commercetogether.com,  has been launched  detailing the plans.

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COMMERCE - Awareness efforts for poverty in the city began to grow in 2008 with the establishment of EPIC, or Ending Poverty in Commerce. Thursday's dinner and forum will be the second gathering of the community members this year.