underserved

adjective
un·​der·​served | \ ˌən-dər-ˈsərvd How to pronounce underserved (audio) \

Definition of underserved

: provided with inadequate service

Examples of underserved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The University of California uses race-neutral approaches to diversifying their student bodies, like partnerships with K-12 schools to target underserved communities and holistic admissions reviews that give less weight to test scores. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "California Campaign to Revive Affirmative Action Is Struggling," 22 Oct. 2020 Stacy’s Pita-Chips, based here in Plano, recognizes this disparity and created the Stacy’s Rise Project to provide grants and mentorship programs to support this underserved population of female founders. Dallas News, "Stacy’s Rise Project funds $150,000 in grants to Black women business owners," 21 Oct. 2020 Five other cities will be added over time, with the goal of 1,000 jobs created per city for those living in underserved communities. NBC News, "A company turns millions in profits bringing call-center jobs to Black communities," 20 Oct. 2020 The goal is to reach out to homeless people, people who have little or no income and others in underserved communities who might qualify for a stimulus payment. Susan Tompor, chicagotribune.com, "Another chance at stimulus checks: IRS reaching out to those who haven’t received $1,200 payments yet," 19 Oct. 2020 The goal is to reach out to homeless people, people who have little or no income and others in underserved communities who might qualify for a stimulus payment. Susan Tompor, oregonlive, "Still haven’t received first stimulus check? IRS has good news for you," 17 Oct. 2020 The goal is to reach out to homeless people, people who have little or no income and others in underserved communities who might qualify for a stimulus payment. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Hard to reach households still need first stimulus money," 15 Oct. 2020 And that was what was really driving and providing opportunities, especially in underserved communities that have been traditionally not looked to. Nihal Krishan, Washington Examiner, "Trump campaign defends first-term economic record," 15 Oct. 2020 Made in Flint, Michigan, and designed in Detroit, Reese’s range is part of a broader push to create opportunities and jobs for women in underserved communities. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Meghan Markle Is Spotlighting Ethical Fashion In Her Second Act," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of underserved

1710, in the meaning defined above

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26 Oct 2020

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“Underserved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underserved. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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