The city of Elmira has been recently selected as one of 16 communities statewide to participate in the empire state poverty reduction initiative.
The initiative comes with a one million dollar planning and implementation grant and is centered around finding solutions to help strengthen the community.
The economic opportunity program holding a community cafe at the ernie davis community center in elmira on Tuesday afternoon.
The E.O.P held the gathering to share the 3 point strategy plan with the community.
The over all goal of the initiative is to break the cycle of economic hardship, increase social mobility and revitalize Elmiras target neighborhoods.