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One Student Helps Create Educational Equity in East Los Angeles

  Eduardo Pacheco comes from a community in East Los Angeles that is plagued by poverty, violence and low college attendance. Despite these and other financial hardships, Eduardo is making a positive impact on the community’s youth and their future. A freshman at the University of California Santa Barbara, Eduardo has been working with InnerCity […]

A Student Fights for Youth and Families in the Rio Grande Valley

  Cameron Park is a border colonia near Brownsville, Texas, and like other colonias it lacks some of the most basic living necessities, such as potable water, sewer systems, electricity, paved roads and safe housing. This colonia is home to 8,000 residents who are among the poorest in the country, with a per capita income […]

How Social Justice Movements Begin

SAN DIEGO – On Friday, Feb. 12, Marguerite Casey Foundation began its first-ever regional convening of California grantees with a performance by the Border Angels, a social justice and human rights organization that offers food, water and other humanitarian assistance to those attempting the harrowing trek across the U.S.-Mexico border. Performers read from “Letters from […]

Power Failure: Appalachia Plans for Life Beyond Coal

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky.—On his first shift in the coal mine, Brandon Farley closed his eyes to steady his nerves as the powered cart he was riding disappeared into the mountainside. A third-generation coal miner in this Appalachian corner of Eastern Kentucky, Farley began working in the mines right out of high school and kept at […]

Special Series: A Young Latina Is Making Change in Ala.

  For Roshell Rosales Aguilar, contributing to her community means giving a voice to the underrepresented. Roshell, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico at the age of 3, believes that the Hispanic community, especially in Birmingham, Alabama is not well known. “We are present, but we don’t know how to express ourselves,” she […]

Election 2016: Native Americans Are Gearing Up to Be Heard

Election 2016: Native Americans Are Gearing Up to Be Heard

Call them the nearly forgotten electorate, whose members are working day and night to ensure that their voices will be heard at the ballot box. In this season of intense, sometimes rabid political debate, Native Americans have been largely ignored by mainstream news media. They attract scant public attention and receive only the occasional nod […]

Ending Poverty in Florida, Fueled by Advocates and Attorneys

Ending Poverty in Florida, Fueled by Advocates and Attorneys

A Miami youth whose life had been paralyzed by poverty and the criminal justice system spoke openly in October last year regarding her plight. While stealing food to feed both herself and a 2-year-old sibling, she was arrested and charged with theft. With no income or support system, she was left hopeless and unable to […]

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