United Way ALICE Report – UPDATED

Study of financial hardship Read the Updated 2017 Regional Report Read the updated 2017 Full Report United Way ALICE® Project ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The United Way term represents the growing number of hardworking individuals and...

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

READ OR DOWNLOAD THE REPORT (68 PG PDF) The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book urges policymakers not to back away from targeted investments that help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school and better positioned to contribute to the nation’s...

Poverty Is Rampant In The U.S., But We Pretend It’s Not

By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington When my older brother and I were in elementary school, the teacher assigned the class to bring a bug into class that was familiar in our neighborhood. My brother, who was probably seven years old at the time, immediately thought to bring a...

“I Didn’t Ask to Be Homeless: I Made Good Choices!”

Before I campaigned for State Representative, the main context I thought about homelessness in was a reflection of my past work for jail and prisons. Inmates being released from jail or prison need housing first and foremost because without a place to sleep the night...

Louisiana Rep. Charles Boustany Aims to Address Poverty

By Deborah Barfield Berry WASHINGTON – Addressing generational poverty will be the major focus of a congressional subcommittee Rep. Charles Boustany will head next Congress. “This is a huge issue in Louisiana,” said Boustany, R-Lafayette, who will be chairman of the...

Child Poverty in the States Still Record High Levels

Poorest are Children of Color and Under 6In 20 States more than 40 percent of Black Children are Poor In 35 States more than 30 percent of Hispanic Children are Poor In 21 States more than 25 percent of Children Under 6 are Poor In 19 States more than 10 percent of...