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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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Communities Need Volunteers

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.

07/23/2013

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Atlantic City Redevelopment Keeps Poor On The Move

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.

07/20/2013

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Philadelphia Unveils Five-Point Plan To Reduce City’s Poverty

But critics say the plan overlooks one key factor: the faltering school system.

07/11/2013

Public Hearing Held About Controversial Article Published In Local Magazine

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations held a public meeting last week about the Philadelphia Magazine cover story “Being White In Philly” published last month.

04/21/2013

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Study: Preschool Boosts Disadvantaged New Jersey Kids

A new study finds that children who attend state-funded preschools in New Jersey’s poorest cities outperform peers who don’t through fifth grade.

03/20/2013

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