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Poverty Crisis

WATCH: This Video Will Change The Way You Look At Poverty

upworthy.com | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Everything you think you know about poverty in America is about to be complicated. ...

World Bank Sets 'Expiration Date' For Extreme Poverty

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - Global finance officials endorsed a new World Bank goal to end extreme global pov...

Defeating Poverty: The View From Detroit

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 11.04.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Hansen Clarke

2012-08-27-scblog.pngWe must address the root causes of this crisis. This means dismantling the hidden barriers -- including illiteracy and discrimination -- that keep millions in poverty and without hope.

Homelessness: 25 Years Later, It's Time to Recognize the Human Right to Housing

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Homelessness cannot be solved just by funding a few good programs. Rather, law and policy must ensure that everyone has a safe affordable place to live. It's time to recognize the human right to housing here at home.

U.S. Schools Have a Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis

Michael Rebell | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Michael Rebell

Childhood poverty has a profound impact on learning. Achievement gaps for disadvantaged children begin before they start school and widen throughout their school careers. But research shows that change is possible.