CHARLOTTE THREE CYCLES OF MOBILITY FAILURE
Social mobility refers to the movement of individuals or families between different socio-economic positions or social classes within a society.
It is influenced by factors such as education, occupation, income. and wealth and is often seen as an important indicator of a society’s degree of equality, opportunity and social justice.
The three cycles of mobility failure we present here regarding Charlotte, falls in the realm of failing actions and inactions of the status-quo that prevent Equity-Deprived Youth from thriving in a way they should.
Systemically and structurally, powerful influential gatekeepers use their clout to create and maintain mobility failure in three ways: (1) by locking out change-makers who do not accept the status quo’s poor results and little or no progress; (2) by denying funding where it is needed most, and (3) by resisting change while 2 out of 3 of these youth remain trapped in perpetual poverty for life
IN CYCLE TWO
Systemically and structurally, economic, political and social forces create and maintain mobility failure by inhibiting policies, solutions and programming that prioritize the advancement of children born and STUCK in poverty who we embrace as Equity-Deprived Youth.
IN CYCLE THREE
Systemically and structurally, mobility failure is also created by how funding for these youth is raised and spent. After poverty conditions are used to raise funds, these dollars are then spent in a way that benefits the status-quo more than Equity- Deprived Youth.