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Cycle of Poverty

Let's Talk About Ending Hunger For Good

Åsa Skogström Feldt | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Åsa Skogström Feldt

On May 28, groups around the world will come together to honor World Hunger Day, a day that aims to raise awareness about the 795 million people who live in chronic hunger worldwide. It is also a day to foster a dialogue on sustainable solutions to ending hunger.

Mentoring: A Promise of Youth Success

Melissa Beck | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Melissa Beck

What does it mean to be an "adult"? One hundred years ago, you were considered an adult at age 18, or even younger by societal definitions. In 1904, t...

An Appeal to African Americans From a Bernie Sanders Supporter!

David Kanegis | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

I'm a middle class, white guy! Who am I to suggest who you should vote for in the Presidential primaries? But because I feel this election is so imp...

Black Crime Rates: What Happens When Numbers Aren't Neutral

Kim Farbota | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime
Kim Farbota

There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.

Criminalizing Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Held captive." It was how one 13-year-old described the feeling of growing up poor in our wealthy nation, and for more and more Americans living in poverty, this feeling isn't just a metaphor.

Let's Talk About Saving Central America

Kassia Binkowski | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Kassia Binkowski

In rural Guatemalan communities, less than 10 percent of students finish high school. This isn't the product of laziness or apathy. These desperate statistics are nothing more than the result of a fundamentally broken and exclusionary education system.

Thanks + Giving -- Makes Ya' Feel Good!

David Kanegis | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As I sat waiting to be called in I thought about Thanksgiving, its origins and about how lucky I am. My life like most has challenges, yet I pride myself on virtually never complaining. Then I had an aha moment.

Civic Engagement and Higher Education: It Is Not Only About Tutoring

Eric Mlyn | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Eric Mlyn

When students on our campuses tutor K-12 students,they are engaging in a charitable response to a complicated issue. If we do not teach them, we are conveying that a charitable response is sufficient.

The Global Search for Education: Health and Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Should health disparities be a fundamental part of national school reform to narrow our domestic achievement gap?

Why You Are So Fortunate and Lucky

Shai Reshef | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Shai Reshef

While not everyone is granted the same livelihoods at birth, we do know one well-acknowledged solution to help break the vicious cycle of poverty -- through quality, accessible education.

Dismantling the Poverty Trap

Linetta J. Gilbert | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Linetta J. Gilbert

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThere are no silver bullets to end a complex, multi-faceted, and persistent problem like poverty.

Someone Estimated The Costs Of Childhood Abuse And Neglect

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

The evidence is mounting on the devastating affects of childhood abuse and neglect. In a newly released report the Centers for Disease Control and...

The Peter Paul Center Route Out of Poverty

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.15.2012 | DC
Kevin Powell

It's simply not enough for politicians to suggest the poor in America have an unapologetic dependency on government assistance. That is why I greatly admire the Peter Paul Development Center in Richmond, Virginia's east end.

Anti-Abortion Billboards Demonstrate Ignorance of problems facing Black community

Christine Bork | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

These billboards recklessly imply that women of color are simple, one-dimensional, misguided and incapable of intelligent choices related to their own bodies, families and communities.

Pro Mujer: Journey Towards Women's Empowerment In Latin America

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Pro Mujer is helping some of the poorest women in Latin America to increase their income, develop their full potential, and claim their basic human rights, enabling them to become agents of change.