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Philadelphia’s Poverty Rate Declined in 2013, But Not By Much

Eva Gladstein, head of the city’s Office of Community Empowerment, says Philadelphia is the poorest of the nation’s ten biggest cities.

11/17/2014

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Rand Paul On The Govt. Dealing With Ebola: ‘It Adds To A Litany Of Things The President Has Let Us Down On’

Dom Giordano talked to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the threat of Ebola and how the government is dealing with halting its spread to United States.

10/15/2014

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Social Services Improve Attendance Rates Among Low-Income Students

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.

09/10/2014

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Pilot Program To Help Low-Income Students Strive For And Stay In College

College-readiness, career counseling, student aid and financial literacy will be the focus of the pilot programs funded by the Department of Education.

08/27/2014

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Poor People Who Make Inexpensive Food Choices Pay A Price

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.

08/26/2014

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More Money In Schools Helps Low-Income Kids

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.

08/06/2014

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Help For Homeless College Students

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.

04/14/2014

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More Public School Students Getting Free, Healthier Breakfast

Between 2009 and 2013 the number of students, k-!2, receiving free breakfast in the country’s public schools increased by about two million.

04/02/2014

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Pennsylvania Politicians Urged To Push For Universal Preschool

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.

01/21/2014

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Pres. Obama To Announce Investment In 5 ‘Promise Zones,’ Including Philadelphia

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.

01/08/2014

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Brotherly Love: Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

A retired Bucks county schoolteacher is collecting diapers to help mothers living in poverty.

01/01/2014

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Pa. Poverty Rate Inches Up

Poverty in Pennsylvania has risen slightly, but remains below the national average.

09/17/2013

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Report: 25% Of NJ Struggling To Make Ends Meet

A new report claims one-quarter of New Jerseyans are living in poverty.

09/08/2013

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4 In 5 In US Face Near-Poverty, No Work

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.

07/28/2013

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CHOP Study Finds Poverty As Factor That Determines Future Of Babies Exposed To Cocaine

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.

07/27/2013

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