Jonathan G.S. Koppell, Montclair State UniversityFollow
Warren Prostollo, Arizona Town Hall
Jay Kittle, Arizona Town Hall
Arlan Colton, Arizona Town Hall
Kim Demarchi, Arizona Town Hall
Darryl Dobras, Arizona Town Hall
Susan Goldsmith, Arizona Town Hall
Billie Fidlin, Arizona Town Hall
Jim Holoway, Arizona Town Hall
Tara Jackson, Arizona Town Hall
Rita Maguire, Arizona Town Hall
Elizabeth McNamee, Arizona Town Hall
Patrick McWhortor, Arizona Town Hall
Ray Newton, Arizona Town Hall
Pat Norris, Arizona Town Hall
Steve Pedigo, Arizona Town Hall
Scott Rhodes, Arizona Town Hall
Fred Rosenfed, Arizona Town Hall
Chad Sampson, Arizona Town Hall
David Snider, Arizona Town Hall
Bob Strain, Arizona Town Hall
Marissa Theisen, Arizona Town Hall
Devan Wastchak, Arizona Town Hall
Terri Wogan, Aizona Town Hall
Larry Woods, Arizona Town Hall
Antonia Adams-Clement, Mesa Community College
Nina Babich, Senior Fellow Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Andrea Banks, Rio Salado College
Eric Bjorklund, University of Arizona
Luke Black, Arizona Community Action Association
Luis de la Cruz-Parra, Maricopa Community College
Richard Fabes, Arizona State University
Felicia Ganther, Maricopa Community College
Joseph Garcia, Arizona State University
Maria Harper-Marinick, Maricopa Community College
Kevin Hengehold, Arizona Community Action Association
Lane Kenworthy, University of Arizona
Julie Knapp, Scottsdale Community College
Kelly McGowan, Arizona Community Action Association
Ray Ostos, Maricopa Community College
Kathleen Perales, Mesa Community College
Suzanne Pfister, St. Luke's Health Initiatives
Michael S. Shafer, Arizona State University
Julia Grace Smith, University of Arizona
Ed Strong, Senior Fellow Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Cynthia Zwick, Arizona Community Action Association

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Arizona’s vulnerable populations are struggling on a daily basis but usually do so in silence, undetected by traditional radar and rankings, often unaware themselves of their high risk for being pushed or pulled into a full crisis. Ineligible for financial assistance under strict eligibility guidelines, they don’t qualify as poor because vulnerable populations are not yet in full crisis. To be clear, this report is not about the “poor,” at least not in the limited sense of the word. It is about our underemployed wage earners, our single-parent households, our deployed or returning military members, our under-educated and unskilled workforce, our debt-ridden neighbors, our uninsured friends, our family members with no savings for an emergency, much less retirement.

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Koppell, Jonathan, David B. Daugherty, Joseph Garcia, and Andrea Shitsett. "Arizona's vulnerable populations." (2014). Harvard