A Shanty on One Side, American Suburbia on the Other

Spotlight spoke with New York Times journalist Jason DeParle about his new book, “A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century.”

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The Untapped Potential of Community College Career Education

Read the Q&A with Tamar Jacoby, president of Opportunity America and a member of the Spotlight Advisory Committee.

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Spotlight on the Elections

Spotlight’s election trackers pull together poverty-related information and news on the 2019 gubernatorial and 2020 presidential candidates.

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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.

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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