Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:24 am

Teachers learn about helping students in poverty

Donald MesibovWATERTOWN — Organizers working on the city’s $1 million anti-poverty initiative still hope to get the program off the ground by March 1.

Peter W. Schmitt, who is overseeing the effort, said the city’s anti-poverty strategy was submitted in late September and organizers have been waiting for weeks for the state’s blessing.

They hope to get the thumbs up from the state in the next week or so.

Funding for the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative program is coming from the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. The United Way of Northern New York is administering the grant and appointed Mr. Schmitt as its director.