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.
But critics say the plan overlooks one key factor: the faltering school system.
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.
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.
Mayor Nutter says the city has made a number of changes in services to address poverty but, he notes, it’s a complicated issue.
The governing board of the National Assessment of Educational Progress has underway new research to gauge students’ socio-economic status.
Producers at Odyssey Networks faced skepticism when they first approached Reading, Pa., about doing a Christmas special in the city.
Despite budget problems, poverty, and little parent participation, Public Agenda reports on what makes for success at Ohio’s nine high poverty, high-achieving schools.