Exploring a Different Side of Appalachia

100 Days in Appalachia is a collaborative journalism project hoping to change the dominant narrative about the region. We spoke with Jake Lynch, community engagement editor for 100 Days, about the effort.

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States Leading The Way on Two-Generation Efforts to Fight Poverty

Programs that address the needs of low-income parents and children together are gaining traction in red and blue states. Hear from experts across the country about how they work in these exclusive interviews.

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Can TANF Reauthorization Hold States Accountable?

As Congress considers legislation to reauthorize the safety net program, it has a golden opportunity to make sure states connect recipients to work.

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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In the Spotlight

Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

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Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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