Communities in Schools brings a site coordinator trained in education and social work into schools with predominantly poor kids. Attendance has improved in most cases.
College-readiness, career counseling, student aid and financial literacy will be the focus of the pilot programs funded by the Department of Education.
We all know that many Americans go hungry every day and hunger can lead people to buy more inexpensive foods they know are not good for their health.
According to a recent study, in school districts with increased spending, low-income students are more likely to graduate from high school, earn livable wages and avoid poverty in adulthood.
Community College of Philadelphia has developed a worthwhile project in which students in shelters, transitional living or who are food insecure are connected to resources.
Between 2009 and 2013 the number of students, k-!2, receiving free breakfast in the country’s public schools increased by about two million.
In Pennsylvania, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and other non- profits are urging all candidates running for office to make universal preschool a priority.
Promise Zones are areas where the federal government provides tax incentives and grants to help communities tackle poverty. Obama first announced the initiative during last year’s State of the Union speech.
A retired Bucks county schoolteacher is collecting diapers to help mothers living in poverty.
Poverty in Pennsylvania has risen slightly, but remains below the national average.
A new report claims one-quarter of New Jerseyans are living in poverty.
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
A remarkable study, conducted by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia physicians, takes a look at the lives of babies born addicted to crack and compares their progress to children from the same socioeconomic background that were not exposed to cocaine.
With Philadelphia having the highest poverty of the ten largest cities in the nation, volunteers are needed – and doing so can make a difference for both the giver and the receiver.
As Sandra Taliaferro prepares to move out of her apartment to make way for redevelopment efforts near Atlantic City’s newest casino, she recalls the state of the city when she moved there as a teenager more than 50 years ago.