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Rural Children Isolated in Chronically Poor Communities

In 2013, poverty was still high and jobs were still scarce in the Appalachian community. The coal industry was down sharply. One-third of families had no worker. Many relied on disability payments. Painkiller addiction ravaged the community. The same families ran things. Many young adults had left, and those who stayed hunkered down with family, struggling to make ends meet. The legacy of disinvestment and vulnerability persisted. morenext

From Spotlight on Poverty, March 23, 2015

Family Influence on Education

Spending your teenage years in a single-parent family puts you at a larger educational disadvantage today than it did 40 years ago, claims a new study. morenext

From Inside Higher Ed, February 25, 2015

Congress should prioritize tax credits for working families, not business

If you had any doubt about the real priorities of the current Congress, you need look no further than the ongoing debate over the tax code. Our representatives seem more concerned with pleasing big business than helping to support working families. morenext

From The HIll, February 25, 2015

Born equal? Prenatal care and social mobility

Richard Reeves and Edward Rodrigue look at research indicating that factors that may affect a child's life chances—such as an expectant mother's stress levels and her physical environment—can begin morenext

From Brookings Institution , February 25, 2015

Report: State’s ‘cliff effect’ stops low-income families from getting ahead

Despite their efforts to improve the lives of their families, many low-income Nebraska women are being held back by state policies and practices. morenext

From Journal Star, February 24, 2015

Report: State’s ‘cliff effect’ stops low-income families from getting ahead

Despite their efforts to improve the lives of their families, many low-income Nebraska women are being held back by state policies and practices. morenext

From Journal Star, February 24, 2015

Health Care Opens Stable Career Path, Taken Mainly by Women

In 1980, 1.4 million jobs in health care paid a middle-class wage: $40,000 to $80,000 a year in today’s money. Now, the figure is 4.5 million. morenext

From The New York Times, February 22, 2015

Empathy, not Expulsion, for Preschoolers at Risk

The job title “early childhood mental health consultant” evokes an image of a toddler on a couch talking to a therapist. In fact, the work focuses on helping adults to create healthy environments. Lauren Wiley trains teachers and others who work with young children to recognize the trauma that is so often the cause of consistent misbehavior. morenext

From The Washington Post, Opinionator, February 20, 2015

President Obama’s Budget: A Two-Generational Investment Strategy

The proposals in President Obama's budget are grounded in evidence of who families are today, what has changed in our economy, and the obstacles that hold back too many children, youth, and adults from full opportunity. morenext

From Spotlight on Poverty, February 18, 2015

Coordinated services for parents and their children key to breaking cycle of poverty

Kresge-supported effort by Aspen Institute’s Ascend includes recommendations for achieving better outcomes for families. morenext

From Kresge Foundation, February 10, 2015

How educating children early and well creates a ripple effect for us all

Improving access to high-quality child care and preschool offers even bigger returns when you also consider their effect on parents. morenext

From The Washington Post, February 09, 2015

Opinion: The Promise of the Two-Generation Approach to Poverty

As part of his War on Poverty, President Johnson established critical federal and state initiatives such as Head Start, nutrition assistance, Medicare and Medicaid that continue today. Despite some important gains over the last fifty-one years, high levels of poverty continue to exist across the United States. Changing economic, job, and family demographics, tumultuous housing and financial markets, and the lack of access to affordable post-secondary educational opportunities have pushed families who had never faced such unprecedented hardships into poverty. morenext

From The Columbus Underground, February 08, 2015

Gap Persists in Homeownership

“We are continuing to exclude an increasing percentage of Americans from our mainstream financial systems,” said Andrea Levere, the organization’s president. “This issue resonates quite profoundly in the conversations we’re all having about income and inequality.” morenext

From The New York Times, February 06, 2015

Home Visiting Programs: An Early Test for the 114th Congress

Congress is poised to determine the future of one of the most innovative government programs you’ve probably never heard of: Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). morenext

From Brookings Institution , February 05, 2015

Sunnyside up: CAP Tulsa’s approach to breaking poverty includes parents, kids

Sanchez had no college education but did have the desire to provide a better future for their child. She enrolled in CAP Tulsa’s CareerAdvance program and was one of the first participants to complete the training and become a registered nurse. morenext

From Tulsa World, January 30, 2015

Hostos College in Bronx to Offer a Food Studies Program

Hostos’s dean of academic programs, Felix Cardona, said that the idea for the food studies program grew out of faculty and staff discussions about the importance of food to the Bronx’s future. In 2013, the college started offering a certificate program in how to run a green market. This spring, it will offer a similar program in the culinary arts. morenext

From The New York Times, January 29, 2015

The Two-Generation Approach to Fighting Child Poverty

These programs know that giving parents educational and economic assistance helps children as well. morenext

From The National Journal, January 28, 2015

Next Generation Kids program offers hope to families in poverty

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 50,000 Utah kids live in poverty, with another quarter million at risk of remaining in poverty as adults. morenext

From, January 28, 2015

Reducing Our Obscene Level of Child Poverty

4.7 million children in this country are poor, and 6.5 million of them are extremely poor (living below half the poverty line). morenext

From The New York Times- Opinions, January 28, 2015

US Economic Mobility and Investing for Impact

A new Aspen Institute survey explores how impact investing is driving change in education, economic assets, and health and well-being. morenext

From The Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 27, 2015

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