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  • Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:49:00 GMT
    Take action now to help those living in Poverty USA. Pray. Reflect on poverty, pray for solutions. Millions of people throughout the US are in need. Support CCHD. Work to understand the issues and help others understand as well.
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 10:53:00 GMT
    Poverty by Ethnicity. According to 2016 US Census Data, the highest poverty rate by race is found among Native Americans (27.6%), with Blacks (26.2%) having the second highest poverty rate, and Hispanics (of any race) having the third highest poverty rate (23.4%).
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:43:00 GMT
    The official poverty rate is 12.3 percent, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 estimates. That year, an estimated 39.7 million Americans lived in poverty according to the official measure.
  • Wed, 28 Feb 2018 23:58:00 GMT
    In 2014 the US Census Bureau reported that the federal poverty rate was 15%, a drop of only 2.5 percentage points since Lyndon Johnson declared the war on poverty 50 years ago.
  • Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:22:00 GMT
    Number in Poverty and Poverty Rate: 1959 to 2017. United States. Poverty is a state of deprivation, lacking the usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. The most common measure of poverty in the U.S. is the "poverty threshold" set by the U.S. government.This measure recognizes poverty as a lack of those goods and services commonly taken for granted by members of ...
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:06:00 GMT
    Understanding Poverty in the United States: Surprising Facts About America's Poor ... Examining the ‘Plague’ of Poverty in America,” Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No. 2064, August 27 ...
  • Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:20:00 GMT
    "Child poverty rates are highest among black, Latino and American Indian children," the center found. The number of children living in poverty in the state of California increased to 30 percent ...
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 02:53:00 GMT
    Introduction to the Poverty in America Project The United States is a nation pulling apart to a degree unknown in the last 25 years. Despite more than a decade of strong national economic growth, many of America's communities are falling far behind median national measures of economic health.
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:03:00 GMT
    Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem. ... recently made and reported on an investigative tour of the United States. ... When we compare absolute poverty in the United States with ...
    
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  • Homeless in the Heartland
    How did Milwaukee, Wisconsin end up as the "twelfth meanest city in America" on the National Coalition for the Homeless list?
  • The Real Homeless Man Experiment
    Sandy is one of the most interesting people I have ever met and its unfortunate to see him in the condition he is in.
  • Poverty Rates Surge in American Suburbs
    What is the state of American poverty today? Megan Thompson reports on the less visible but growing number of poor in America's suburbs.
  • From Homelessness to Harvard
    Liz Murray talks about going from Homeless to Harvard and her new book, Breaking Night, that outlines that journey.
  • When Helping Hurts Author Interview
    An interview with Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, of the Chalmers Center, about their new book, "When Helping Hurts."
  • Tour Poverty USA
    What's life like at the poverty line? It's one impossible choice after another.
    
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And the least charitable state in America is…
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Link Between Poverty and Moral Issues
Article by Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service, 09/23/2014
Tabloid Magazine Parody Puts Poverty on the Front Page
CTVNews.ca Staff, 01/23/2014
Social Work Today
Social Work Today is a national monthly newsmagazine committed to enhancing the entire social work profession.
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World Vision
22 percent of American children live in poverty. We focus our work in some of our nation’s most distressed and under-served communities, where poverty is high and opportunities are limited. We also respond to disasters that occur right here in the United States.
Bridges Out of Povert (aha! Process, Inc)
Reducing the social costs of poverty, strengthening the workforce, and building a more prosperous and sustainable community are goals on which most communities agree. aha! Process’s Bridges Out of Poverty community support program provides a family of concepts, workshops, and products to help employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way.
Family Promise / IHN
The IHN program provides an ideal solution for family homelessness because it is easily replicable but also flexible enough to address the needs of each community. Family Promise provides extensive support during the creation of the program and a wide-range of ongoing services to Affiliates currently in operation.
Circles USA
Circles® USA is the result of more than 20 years of research and the development of leadership tools for communities by Move the Mountain Leadership Center. The Circles model was developed after the organization discovered that social service agencies could reach only a small portion of the population living in poverty with real long-term solutions.
United Way
United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
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