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Breaking News: Money Helps the Poor!

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Elisabeth Mason

Poverty is a fluid condition which millions of Americans experience from year to year. Many fall into it, many climb out of it; some persist in it. The idea that there's nothing we can do to put a real dent in poverty is as ridiculous as it is dangerous.

Julian Bond's Lesson: We Can All Sit Down

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Elisabeth Mason

It's fair to say Julian Bond had a spectacular career. But what made Julian so special was his kindness, his unflagging patience and courtesy, and his willingness to mentor younger generations, with the benefit of his experience and his example.

Meet the Harlem Native Who Is on a Mission to End Poverty in America

NationSwell | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact

The East Harlem headquarters of Single Stop, the nonprofit that Mason helped establish seven years ago, invites at-risk Americans from all walks of life to pay a visit. There, representatives demystify the labyrinthine process of accessing aid.

New App That Simplifies Food Assistance, Healthcare Benefits To Help Millions Of Families In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact

A new app in development could make accessing social services a much easier task for many Americans. Single Stop, USA -- a nonprofit that has serv...

College for All: Democratic Safeguard, Economic Necessity

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 03.29.2015 | Education
Elisabeth Mason

There was a time when you couldn't go to high school for free in the U.S. If you wanted education beyond the eighth grade, you'd have to find a school and pay for it. After all, what was the point of free, universal high school if most kids ended up on the farm or in the factory?

Top 5 Things on Students' Back-to-School List

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Elisabeth Mason

We are in the midst of a massive movement for school reform. That is all well and good, but we must take care not to draw artificial boundaries between school and home. Problems at home don't just disappear at the school's doorstep, and vice versa.

College Enrollment: Thick Envelope v. Thick Wallet

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Elisabeth Mason

It used to be the difference between a thick envelope and a thin envelope. That was how you could tell if you were college-bound. Times have changed.

It Ain't Rocket Science

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Elisabeth Mason

Can we replicate these partnerships between business and higher education across the country? In this partisan season, pick your bi-partisan catchphrase: 'Yes we can,' or 'You betcha.'

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Elisabeth Mason, CEO and Co-Founder of Single Stop

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Out of the Desert

Elisabeth Mason and Julie Kashen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elisabeth Mason and Julie Kashen

At Single Stop USA, our mission is to raise millions of people out of poverty by ending this disconnect through a revolutionary coordination of service delivery and distribution.