CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Poverty Fell in 2013; Children and Young Adults Still Face the Greatest Risks http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/new-census-data-tell-us-that-poverty-fell-in-2013 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/new-census-data-tell-us-that-poverty-fell-in-2013 Helping Low-Income Families by Bringing Programs Together: Lessons from the Work Support Strategies Initiative http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/helping-low-income-families-by-bringing-programs-together-lessons-from-the-work Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/helping-low-income-families-by-bringing-programs-together-lessons-from-the-work House Budget Committee and Anti-Poverty Programs http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/house-budget-committee-and-anti-poverty-programs Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/house-budget-committee-and-anti-poverty-programs A Nurse, the Safety Net, and National Discourse http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/a-nurse-the-safety-net-and-national-discourse Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/a-nurse-the-safety-net-and-national-discourse Tears, tissues, and a standing ovation opened a recent briefing on poverty metrics in Washington, D.C.  The occasion was the release of Half in Ten’s latest numbers on reaching the goal of cutting poverty in half in 10 years. Chelsey Hagy opened the briefing with her personal story of how she persisted in her goal to become a nurse despite significant hardship. She credited her success to government programs that helped her with a range of expenses, including health care for her special needs son, nursing school costs, and rent subsidies that enabled her young family to keep a roof over their heads. As Hagy recounted her path, she choked on words and dabbed at her eyes. So, too, did some in the audience.  

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Middle Class Families on the Brink Testify in Senate Hearing http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/middle-class-families-on-the-brink-testify-in-senate-hearing Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/middle-class-families-on-the-brink-testify-in-senate-hearing LGBT Workers Forced to Play By Different Rules; Poverty Rates High http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/lgbt-workers-forced-to-play-by-different-rules-poverty-rates-high Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/lgbt-workers-forced-to-play-by-different-rules-poverty-rates-high Poverty Impact Projections: What Are They and How They Can Make a Difference http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/poverty-impact-projections-what-are-they-and-how-they-can-make-a-difference Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/poverty-impact-projections-what-are-they-and-how-they-can-make-a-difference At the Forefront: Poverty Impact Projections http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/at-the-forefront-poverty-impact-projections Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/at-the-forefront-poverty-impact-projections Poverty and Opportunity: What Difference Can a Task Force Make? http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/poverty-and-opportunity-what-difference-can-a-task-force-make Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/poverty-and-opportunity-what-difference-can-a-task-force-make Illinois Poverty Commission Recommendations http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/illinois-poverty-commission-recommendations Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/illinois-poverty-commission-recommendations Poverty and the Census Data (MSNBC video) http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/poverty-and-the-census-data-msnbc-video Tue, 14 Sep 2010 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/poverty-and-the-census-data-msnbc-video Criticisms of an Improved Poverty Measure Go from Spin to Soap http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/criticisms-of-an-improved-poverty-measure-go-from-spin-to-soap Thu, 10 Jun 2010 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/criticisms-of-an-improved-poverty-measure-go-from-spin-to-soap Fighting U.S. Poverty from the U.K. Experience... "A Conversation with Jane Waldfogel http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/fighting-u-s-poverty-from-the-u-k-experience-a-conversation-with-jane-waldfogel Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/fighting-u-s-poverty-from-the-u-k-experience-a-conversation-with-jane-waldfogel State Poverty Task Forces a Step Ahead on Modern Poverty Measure http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/state-poverty-task-forces-a-step-ahead-on-modern-poverty-measure Wed, 02 Dec 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/state-poverty-task-forces-a-step-ahead-on-modern-poverty-measure Measure by Measure: The Current Poverty Measure v. the National Academy of Sciences Measure http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/measure-by-measure-the-current-poverty-measure-v-the-national-academy-of-sciences-measure Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/measure-by-measure-the-current-poverty-measure-v-the-national-academy-of-sciences-measure Recommendations to States for Addressing Poverty in Tough Economic Times http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/recommendations-to-states-for-addressing-poverty-in-tough-economic-times Tue, 29 Sep 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/recommendations-to-states-for-addressing-poverty-in-tough-economic-times Poverty and Opportunity: State Government Task Forces http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/poverty-and-opportunity-state-government-task-forces Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/poverty-and-opportunity-state-government-task-forces Increasing Low-Income Access to Opportunity http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/increasing-low-income-access-to-opportunity Tue, 08 Sep 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/increasing-low-income-access-to-opportunity Target Practice: Lessons for Poverty Reduction http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/target-practice-lessons-for-poverty-reduction Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/target-practice-lessons-for-poverty-reduction Seizing the Moment: State Governments and the New Commitment to Reduce Poverty in America http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/seizing-the-moment-state-governments-and-the-new-commitment-to-reduce-poverty-in-america Tue, 01 Apr 2008 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/poverty-and-opportunity/highlights/seizing-the-moment-state-governments-and-the-new-commitment-to-reduce-poverty-in-america