Poverty

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Published: 08/18/2015
Poverty, homelessness and employment are the three most significant social issues facing people living in Kalamazoo County, according to a recent Kalamazoo Community Foundation survey.
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Released: 11/2013

Jointly produced by the Knight Foundation and the Fund for Our Economic Future, the report captures insights from the Fund’s successes and struggles promoting funder collaboration in Northeast Ohio since its inception in 2004. It also provides valuable lessons for foundations, businesses and civic leaders partnering to address economic and societal challenges too large to be solved by any single organization in cities and regions around the country.

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Released: 08/2010

Federal officials presented the Opening Doors report to the Obama Administration, detailing the nation's first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.

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Released: 01/2015

Sanitation is one of the most critical issues that developing countries face. In this SSIR article, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares its findings and that in order to be effective, the work of philanthropy should not just be innovative but also cumulative.

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Released: 01/2015

Low income students are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools, according to this research bulletin. The latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), show that 51 percent of the students across the nation’s public schools were low income in 2013.

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Topic: Education



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Released: 01/2015

A large portion of US children live in poverty—22 percent according to the official measure, and 18 percent according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). The SPM shows that child poverty is alleviated by the current safety net, but despite those benefits child poverty has risen over the last decade.

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Released: 07/2015

Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger after Fifty aims to explore the circumstances of older adults and their households who utilize the Feeding America network of food banks.

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Released: 10/2015

A report from the World Bank estimates that the percentage of people living in extreme poverty around the globe will fall below 10 percent by the end of 2015. The report, Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies, projects that the number of people living below an updated international poverty line of $1.90 a day will have fallen from 902 million, or 12.8 percent of the global population, in 2012 to 702 million, or 9.6 percent, this year.

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