The recent U.S. recession supposedly ended in 2009, but you wouldn’t know that five years later if you’re at the bottom of the economy – which is where a growing number of Americans are stuck.
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Sasha Abramsky shares two stories from his tour of America’s poverty-stricken communities – one from Nevada and one from right near here in Pennsylvania – as evidence of our new Gilded Age.
In October 2014, Sasha Abramsky addressed hundreds of our supporters as the keynote speaker at our annual Harvest Celebration Dinner. His travels across the U.S. inform a special series of blog posts this month on Poverty in America.
Poverty alters the brain, and in ways you may not have realized. New research paints a picture of a day in the life of someone in need. No matter your income, it may seem familiar. The only difference is that for people living in poverty, there’s often no way out.
After 50 years of struggle, are we losing the war on poverty? Ask 1 in 5 U.S. children and 1 in 3 adults. Here are six lessons that I have learned from the long war, as well as one hard truth.
This week’s calendar of events are up! Check out the quick run-down on: Our new online offering, taking action in 2014, promoting good jobs with Bill Peduto, the number one anti-poverty program in the country, and pottery for a cause!
Targeted tax credits do more to lift working families out of poverty than any other program in the country. On January 20, our South Side site for free tax help – one of four we’ll operate this season – will open. We’ve got set-up down to a science but we need your help!
Today for poverty awareness month we explore the following questions: Why does poverty exist? Why do people in the wealthiest nation in the world go hungry? What kind of policies would help improve the lives of those facing hardship? What can the average person do?
January is Poverty Awareness Month so we have put together a number of easy ways for you to take action this month to help fight poverty. They’ll include opportunities to learn more about poverty and hunger in our region and the U.S., and to spread the word.