Chronic poverty is one of the most complex and most difficult problems to eradicate. Its symptoms, and often its causes, include welfare dependency, infant mortality, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, teen pregnancy, and inadequate education – factors that are all too often intertwined. Perry School works to fight all dimensions of chronic poverty through its own programming and its network of collaborating organizations. Created in 1991 by the residents of a chronically poor community, it continues to be a community-run facility. In addition to hosting multiple organizations aimed at fighting poverty, it offers its own resources: a preschool program, summer camp, tutoring programs, GED services, a 30-station computer learning center, and counseling. A model multi-agency, multidisciplinary group making a real impact on urban poverty, the Center is an exemplary instance of a community working successfully to help itself. Won’t you become part of the solution?