New Media Initiative Looks to Find Solutions to Philadelphia’s Enduring Poverty Problem

Broke in Philly launched in late April and seeks to “examine what it would take to bring about economic justice in Philadelphia.” We spoke with the editor of the project, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky.

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Gates Foundation Announces Major New Anti-Poverty Investments

The foundation will commit $158 million over four years around efforts to address poverty and improve opportunity in America.

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Extending Real Second Chances to Returning Citizens

President Trump declared April 2018 “Second Chance Month.” The truth is, there is a lot more work to be done to truly offer Americans with records a second chance.

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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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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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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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