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Low Income Communities

A Rising Tide to Lift All Boats: Alex's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Rising Tide Capital is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization that helps aspiring but financially limited entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses.

Learn to Code Movement: For All Students

Maurya Couvares | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Maurya Couvares

If we want our students to think about careers in software development, we need to provide them with access, information and mentors.

HUD Transportation Policy May Inadvertently Fuel Residential Segregation

Philip Tegeler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Black Voices
Philip Tegeler

Residential segregation is often sustained by metropolitan transportation systems that contribute to the segregated housing patterns, particularly in older cities. HUD may soon inadvertently help communities strengthen these barriers.

Neighborhood Revitalization: A Real Solution to Overcoming Poverty

Shirley Franklin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Shirley Franklin

When it comes to poverty, not much has changed in the last 25 years. But neighborhood revitalization provides a viable solution to the cycle of despair making a nightmare of the American dream.

The Power of Social Networks to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco
Mauricio Lim Miller

Throughout U.S. history, communities of poor people have left poverty. But none of these successes look like the public and philanthropic approaches we have relied on, nor the gravity-defying "up by your boot-straps" proposition.

No Laughing Matter: Youth and "Stupak on Steroids"

Angela Baxter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Baxter

As a group, a community, a vulnerable population, young people and our needs have continually been left out of the debate around reproductive and sexual health and rights.

Hatch Attacks Essential Services for Low-Income Communities Under Health Care Reform

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Republicans must turn on the lights, look under the bed, open the closet door and realize that neither women's health issues writ large, nor Planned Parenthood specifically are the bogeymen.

A Whistle-Stop to Opportunity

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

We need smarter, more targeted spending. We must invest in the people, places and projects that will spread the most opportunity to communities that need it.