New Report Identifies Philadelphia's Poorest DemographicResearch shows that about 400,000 city residents, including 37 percent of the city's children, are living below the federal poverty level.
Group Finds 48K Children In Suburban Counties Are Below Poverty LevelCooper says schools are forced to educate poorer students with less money for education.
Conference At Community College Of Philadelphia Aims To Tackle PovertyA South Philadelphia nonprofit implemented a new solution to poverty and will host several political leaders at a conference Wednesday hoping the dynamic approach sticks.
Recent Incidents Highlight Poverty Problem In PhiladelphiaThe reality of homelessness made headlines in Philadelphia recently when mothers set up a "tent city" in Kensington, and a family with small children was found living in LOVE Park.
New Census Bureau Figures Show Phila. Residents Incomes Higher, But Poverty Rate Still The SameRenwick says the rate of insurance coverage climbed, thanks in part to the Medicaid expansion in New Jersey and Delaware.
Habitat For Humanity To Build Five New Affordable Homes In North PhillyHabitat for Humanity held a “builders blitz” at the 1900 block of Turner Street.
Poor Kids Need More Support All AroundIn his new book, Robert Putnam writes, if it takes a village to raise a child...villages rich and poor have shirked their collective responsibility for our poorest kids.
La Salle Student Shares Her Story Of Overcoming Long Odds To GraduatePerry told Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT her hard beginnings are what gave her the resolve to complete her education.
WPHT's Rich Zeoli Talks With Republican Candidate For Mayor In Philadelphia, Melissa Murray BaileyMelissa Murray Bailey, the Republican candidate for Mayor in Philadelphia, spoke with Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
Early Childhood Home Visiting Program May Lose Funding
Report: 40 Percent Of Kids In Pa.'s Public Schools Classified As Low IncomeA new report reveals the majority of America's public school students now come from low-income families.
Poverty's Impact On The Behavioral Health Of ChildrenTraumatized people develop strategies for survival - often tuning out or acting out - making teaching and learning extremely difficult.
Philadelphia's Poverty Rate Declined in 2013, But Not By MuchEva Gladstein, head of the city's Office of Community Empowerment, says Philadelphia is the poorest of the nation's ten biggest cities.
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.
Social Services Improve Attendance Rates Among Low-Income StudentsCommunities in Schools brings a site coordinator trained in education and social work into schools with predominantly poor kids. Attendance has improved in most cases.