Category Archives: Poverty and Inclusion

VIDEO: Senior poverty today

In light of the Census Bureau’s recent report on the state of poverty in America– and the fact that older women experience poverty at nearly twice the rates of older men– we want to share a video about the realities … Continue reading

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6 takeaways from the Census’ report on poverty

The latest report from the US Census Bureau investigates trends in poverty across the US.

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Understanding America’s “glass floor”

Is America a meritocracy? A new study from Brookings suggests that class mobility doesn’t always have much to do with skills, intelligence, or talent.

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Video and photos: Why food assistance matters

In light of the recent cuts to food assistance, a Colorado nonprofit, Hunger Free Colorado, spotlights the day-to-day reality of hunger in America.

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Women and poverty

A new study shows that women are bearing the brunt of income inequality.

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50 years after the War on Poverty, visualizing poverty in America

The New York Times recently created an interactive map that shows how far we have to go to eliminate poverty in the US. How does your community fare? 

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The truth about low-wage workers

President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage by $1.75 to $9 per hour. Who might benefit? 

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This Thanksgiving, cuts to food assistance hit families hard

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, food banks are bracing for unprecedented demand due to cuts in food assistance for the most vulnerable in society.

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Spotlight on veterans’ jobs

This week, we celebrated Veterans Day. Today, we take a closer look at the challenges– and opportunities– for returning vets.

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Inside Medicaid expansion

This week, Ohio announced it will accept federal funds to expand Medicaid. What does expansion mean for America?

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