About 21 percent of the 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren are living below the poverty line. While 58 percent of them are still in the workforce in full or part time jobs, 39 percent are over 60, and 25 percent have a disability elevating the challenge of providing for the growing needs of the grandchildren in their care.
As Palms for Life Fund implements its second development project in Swaziland, we are constantly faced with questions that give us tremendous pause for thought.
Marks, Mississippi has the potential to dig itself out of poverty and flourish as a stronger more self-sufficient community. This has been 40 years in the making, but together, the community is confident that we have found a sustainable economic development plan to ensure that our days of need may soon end.
Something is happening in San Francisco. Perhaps someday we will look back and call it an epicenter of the 21st century.
While all kept campaign promises are alike, each broken promise is broken in its own way. Campaign vows that are kept are often politically or administratively easy to fulfill. But failed promises fail for a host of reasons.
Homeless service providers, advocates, people experiencing homelessness, and our colleagues in federal, state, and local government have spent far too long trying to subdivide a pie that is too small to meet the need.
Ensuring parents are financially stable sets children on a better path to success. And we know that focusing on two generations simultaneously enables children and families to succeed together.
Less than 5 percent of American donation dollars went to international causes, and an even smaller fraction was allocated for effective anti-poverty relief. Unfortunately, this means that the majority of American charitable dollars never reaches the people in the developing world, those who need our help the most.
Over the past several years, Black Friday has become more important for some than Thanksgiving. Commercial interests and retailers have appropriated and transformed this once sleepy day after Thanksgiving into 24 hours of shopping gone wild.
Our previous national focus on economic inequality is being drowned out, at least temporarily, by incessant calls for boots on the ground, no-fly zones, embargoing Syrian refugees and demands for increased surveillance -- the stuff of which the right thrives upon. Will the Sanders campaign also become a casualty of the ISIS assaults?
It is so easy to simplify things, and to cast blame for the horrors we are witnessing today by demonizing an entire religious community for the actions that a tiny fraction of them committed. But we are smarter than that. To understand how to fight terror, we need to understand how we got here.
If we want the world to be a better, more inclusive place, we need to get to know each other better. What we will discover is that those at the bottom of our economic ladder are amazingly resourceful and contribute tremendously to society.
Coupled with a history of political unrest and rural poverty, Kosovo is one of the poorest countries in Eastern Europe. Currently, Kosovo is struggling with the second highest unemployment rate in the world for students aged fifteen to twenty-four. A staggering sixty percent of women in Kosovo are unemployed making it the highest unemployment rate for women in all of Europe.
Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.
This Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment will warm your heart. In this case, one person's trash is another's "Home Sweet Home." Oakland artist Gregory Kl...
I'll never forget the moment a few years ago when I left a store and a homeless man was sitting outside of the door.