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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Hundreds of people will come together in Albany next week to help eradicate poverty in the city. Strive to thrive is an initiative sponsored by the Albany Chamber of Commerce.

The program uses a national model called moving mountains. It partners successful community members with families and helps pull them out of poverty.

Cynthia George is co-chair of the initiative. She says she can't wait to see Albany change for the better.  She said, "I've seen a lot of positive changes, but I've also seen the face of our community change and a lot of suffering of individuals in our community of just pure poverty."

An all day training will take place Tuesday, February 2nd, at the HPER gym at Albany State University. You can register on site at 8:30 am. The cost is $20.

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