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Women’s City Club of New York looks at poverty

March 1, 2018
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Women’s City Club of New York looks at poverty

A new print and online resource outlines hundreds of low and no-cost resources covering 21 areas of need, including jobs programs, health care, child care and nutrition, Carole Wacey, executive director of Women’s City Club of New York, writes in Amsterdam News.

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This Formerly Homeless High School Grad Is Working To Crush The Cycle Of Poverty

July 13, 2017
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This Formerly Homeless High School Grad Is Working To Crush The Cycle Of Poverty

A formerly homeless teen, the recipient of the the 2017 Children’s Defense Fund of New York’s “Beat the Odds” college scholarship, is providing policy recommendations to state legislators in hopes of helping other homeless teens escape the cycle of poverty, Bustle writes.

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Wes Moore: The War on Poverty Has Become a War on the Poor

July 4, 2017
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Wes Moore: The War on Poverty Has Become a War on the Poor

Wes Moore, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, writes in Time Magazine that the chronic and systemic nature of poverty does not exist because there is not enough philanthropy; it exists as a direct result of failed policies.

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Overcrowding, a Precursor to Homelessness, is Increasing Citywide: Report

June 1, 2017
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Overcrowding, a Precursor to Homelessness, is Increasing Citywide: Report

In New York City, the rate of severely overcrowded households increased 18 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the latest available data from the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, DNAinfo reports.

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