Editorial: National Poverty in America Awareness Month

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January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month. Although this issue isn’t something that everyone is impacted by first-hand, it is closer than you think, especially on a college campus.

Poverty is a prevalent issue among college students in their everyday life. Poverty can sometimes be an invisible issue and many do not know that students are struggling to even buy a meal. 

According to NPR, Carrie Welton, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy, defines a “typical” college student as the ones who enroll into college during senior year of high school and rely on their parents for financial support. Welton also noted that “low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color have a different experience.”

 

Read the full article here.