Orange Dot Project

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The Orange Dot Project was created in 2011 by Ridge Schuyler and Meg Hannan "to create jobs so families can become self-sufficient."[1]


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On September 10, 2011, the Orange Dot Project released a report that quantified the annual local income deficit, which Orange Dot defines as the difference between what a family receives as income and what they need to receive in order to be self-sufficient. Their report stated that 20% of Charlottesville families made enough to be considered above the poverty level, but not enough to be self-sufficient.[2] The report was created for the Greater Charlottesville Area Development Corporation.[3]

Orange Dot Map of family income level by location

In addition to the report, Orange Dot intends to create a job hub to connect local businesses with low-wealth families.[4] As part of this effort, the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development (TJPED) will conduct a survey of low-income families to assess skill level and community needs.

The mission of the Orange Dot Project continues with the Green Dot Project, a for-profit initiative organizes by Toan Nguyen and Bernard Whitsett. [5]

The project was updated in September 2015. [citation needed]

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References

  1. Web. The Orange Dot Project, Schuyler, Ridge & Hannan, Meg, September 10, 2011, retrieved January 11, 2012.
  2. Web. The Orange Dot Project, Schuyler, Ridge & Hannan, Meg, September 10, 2011, retrieved January 11, 2012.
  3. Web. "The Orange Dot Project" Report - Detailing Poverty and Strategies Out of Poverty in the City of Charlottesville Presented to Greater Charlottesville Area Development Corp. - Affiliate of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, September 27, 2011, retrieved January 11, 2012.
  4. Web. Orange Dot Project works for economic independence, Fitzgerald, Brendan, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, November 29, 2011, retrieved January 11, 2012. Print. November 29, 2011 .
  5. Web. Council briefed on Green Dot project, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, October 2, 2012, retrieved October 8, 2012.