By encouraging me to work hard, keep my voice low, and head down, my parents were inadvertently encouraging me to assimilate into the white-dominated community that I grew up in. This assimilation was successful in the sense that I was a part of the model…
Innovations in Youth Mental Health By Nia West-Bey Despite the unprecedented attention, we have yet to make a dent in the youth mental health crisis, particularly among young people from marginalized communities. Overall levels of anxiety and depression remain high. Federal policy efforts have been…
With this year’s food prices predicted to increase by 7.9 percent, it is important that SNAP participants have access to Double Up Food Bucks and other federal programs that reduce hunger and improve healthy food access.
President Biden has rightfully pledged to not take away people’s health care or increase poverty as part of the debt ceiling negotiations. The administration must hold this line and reject any new work requirements for Medicaid, or increased work requirements for SNAP and TANF.
Dual enrollment programs are arguably the largest available free college program in the country, and they represent a significant opportunity for the continued expansion of accessible and affordable postsecondary education.
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Young people from underserved communities—namely people with Black, brown, disabled, and/or LGBTQ+ identities—prefer community-based programs and peer networks over formal mental health services delivered in clinical settings.
Disabled Afro-American Person is Enjoying in Preparation of Delicious Lunch. A Senior African is Cooking a Dinner in Domestic Kitchen.