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A Miss. College Student on Social Justice: A Q&A With Curtis Hill

A Miss. College Student on Social Justice: A Q&A With Curtis Hill

Students throughout the United States are returning to classrooms this month, and they’ll continue to do so into September. They’ll bring their summer vacation experience, as well as years of previous studies. For Curtis Hill, a first-year student at the University of Mississippi, the experience of returning to the classroom also includes years as a […]

Close Alabama’s Medicaid Gap to Save Money and Lives

Close Alabama’s Medicaid Gap to Save Money and Lives

Imagine you’re uninsured and thinking about buying health insurance. If good coverage is available, you’d want to know if you could afford the premiums and out-of-pocket costs. But those aren’t the only factors that determine affordability. You’d also need to subtract the cost of going without insurance: the doctor visits and prescriptions you’re paying for […]

Keep the Faith: The Lending Reform Movement in Ala. Will Win

Keep the Faith: The Lending Reform Movement in Ala. Will Win

It’s no secret that tremendous wealth can open doors, and you don’t have to look far to see the colossal power of money in the political process, both here in Alabama and across the country. In Alabama, the high-cost lending industries are throwing hefty sums of money around, merging affluence with influence and hoping to […]

Why Doctors Should Write Prescriptions for Fresh Food

Why Doctors Should Write Prescriptions for Fresh Food

Sometimes an idea is so good and so simple, you wonder why we didn’t think of it a long time ago. The FARMACY program in Letcher County, Kentucky is one of those ideas. Through this joint initiative of Community Farm Alliance, University of Kentucky, Appal-TREE Project and Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) in Whitesburg, doctors […]

How a Youth-Led Solution Is Helping America

How a Youth-Led Solution Is Helping America

“Youth engagement” is all the rage these days in philanthropic circles—and for good reason. Young people are among our most innovative thinkers and passionate advocates—especially when it comes to tackling the problems they and their families experience firsthand. This is why increasing numbers of social justice funders are realizing that if we want to support […]

How Coalition Building in Arkansas Is Boosting Social Justice

How Coalition Building in Arkansas Is Boosting Social Justice

In 1993, a group of Arkansas grassroots, religious and labor leaders gathered to form a strategy how they could more effectively move positive reforms through our often resistant state Legislature. The leaders were frustrated that big business interests worked together to win favors and block reforms, while community and worker interests were isolated and often defeated. […]

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