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In N.C., Communities Find Poverty Affects All and Focus on Potential

In N.C., Communities Find Poverty Affects All and Focus on Potential

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Eric Howell holds painful memories of his futile treks up and down Asheville’s thoroughfares looking for work. He pleaded with hiring managers at fast-food restaurants, grocery chains and retail stores. He said he was a hard worker, that he had children to feed and that he just wanted a paycheck in exchange for […]

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 3

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 3

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. The other shoe drops. It’s hard to keep track of all the immigration news coming from the Trump […]

One Way to Cut Child Poverty? Community Support, N.C. Families Say

One Way to Cut Child Poverty? Community Support, N.C. Families Say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – When a tree fell in July 2016 and destroyed her family’s mobile home in Leicester, Kwana Bailey considered giving up. Perhaps it was time to throw in the towel, the mother of six wondered. Maybe she should take her kids and camp out in front of social services until someone came to […]

America’s Next Leaders: A Chicago Teen Stands Up for the Homeless

Each year, Equal Voice News features “America’s Next Leaders”, a series that profiles the recipients of the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. The award honors young people who, in the spirit of Sargent Shriver, have demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice and have transformed that commitment into effective […]

Are Tiny Homes a Solution to Homelessness?

Are Tiny Homes a Solution to Homelessness?

In 2001, a group of homeless people In Portland, Oregon, set up a campsite under a downtown bridge. The city didn’t have enough shelter space to accommodate its homeless population, and as the camp attracted more and more people, authorities began regular sweeps, clearing away tents and sleeping bags — which inevitably cropped right back […]

America’s Next Leaders: Fla. Youth’s Advocacy Inspires

Each year, Equal Voice News features “America’s Next Leaders”, a series that profiles the recipients of the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. The award honors young people who, in the spirit of Sargent Shriver, have demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice and have transformed that commitment into effective […]

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Pulling back at the FCC? Immigration rulings and cabinet appointees may grab headlines, but there are quieter and […]

America’s Next Leaders: A Black Youth’s Focus? Mentoring in Baltimore

Each year, Equal Voice News features “America’s Next Leaders”, a series that profiles the recipients of the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. The award honors young people who, in the spirit of Sargent Shriver, have demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice and have transformed that commitment into effective […]

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will tell you the latest from the Trump administration on poverty and policy, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those same issues around the country. The Lead: It’s starting. Trump targets immigration policy. Putting the first bricks in the president’s wall, sort of: President Trump broke […]

Immigrant Rights Advocates Criticize Border Wall Idea – and Prepare

Immigrant Rights Advocates Criticize Border Wall Idea – and Prepare

Immigrants and social justice advocates on Wednesday quickly denounced President Donald Trump’s executive order to build a massive border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and say they’re prepared to continue to raise their voice on the issue. Trump’s decisions also included executive actions to cut funding for “sanctuary” cities and increase the number of U.S. […]

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