Scranton, PA – July 22nd, 2013: Dr. Ann L. Pipinski , President & CEO is quoted in the New York Times article, “Snapshots of Upwardly Mobile Areas.” The article focuses on research conducted by four economists from Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. By the measurements of the study Scranton stands out as one of the American cities where poor people have among the best odds of entering into the middle class.
The article highlights the stories of several people from the areas that came out strong in upward mobility and Dr. Pipinski is one of three individuals to be interviewed from the Scranton area. You will see from the article the role that education plays in a person’s ability to achieve upward mobility, particularly attaining a two-year degree.
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