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Why Work for Welfare Doesn't Work

The orientation of public assistance around work is a long-held vestige of how we assign responsibility for one’s poverty.

Why Work for Welfare Doesn't Work

The orientation of public assistance around work is a long-held vestige of how we assign responsibility for one’s poverty.


Struggling to Stay Nourished in a Banking Desert

Physical bank branches in low-income communities are critical for their fiscal health.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Do Federal Funding Mechanisms Lead to Disparate Access to Childcare?

Recent data suggests low participation rates among eligible children in federally-funded child care programs.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Flint Families Face More Than Poor Water Quality

Flint, MI water quality is hurting families and children.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Head Start’s Ability to Improve Housing Access

The NAACP and NHSA partner to help alleviate intergenerational poverty through Pre-K education.


The Place of Race in Debt

Per a recent ProPublica report, debt collection squeezes black neighborhoods. Jane Greenway Carr paints a portrait of the color of debt.


Pell Grants for Prisoners: A Good Idea Returns

What if while serving their sentence, incarcerated individuals gained skills and credentials to help them get jobs once they leave?


Less Money, More Problems

Aleta Sprague explains why Kansas' new welfare restrictions are lose-lose for the state.


America Needs a Real Second-Chance Economy

Being unemployed shouldn’t make you unemployable. Rachel Black and Aleta Sprague outline the steps necessary to restore second chances.