New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal poverty and uninsurance rates declined in 2016 as a result of successful government programs. However, far too many people still live in poverty, lack opportunity, and face structural barriers.
Pell is the largest source of federal financial support for postsecondary education for students who demonstrate the greatest need. In addition to economic constraints, Pell Grant recipients are often caring for dependents, returning to school to build their skills, and/or working while enrolled. These students are disproportionately people of color.
President Trump has released his FY 2018 budget proposal, which is an assault on low-income children and families. The proposal would cut billions of dollars from health, human services, nutrition, and education—redirecting those funds as tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy. While giving lip service to the importance of child care and early learning, the president’s budget would reduce early childhood funding.
Statement from CLASP on the need for Congress to pass a clean, full-year Omnibus spending bill.
Signed into law by President Johnson on May 18, 1965, Head Start celebrated its 50th anniversary early this week.
A CLASP report on financial insecurity and the effects of family structure on childhood wellbeing is cited in this Washington Post op-ed.
Earlier this month, I had the chance to testify in the latest of four Congressional hearings that Chairman Paul Ryan of the House Committee on the Budget has held about the War on Poverty, which marks its 50th anniversary this year.
Hundreds of anti-poverty organization and allies release a joint statement condemning the RAISE Act.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)—founded nearly 50 years ago in Washington, D.C.—is a nonpartisan, nonprofit anti-poverty organization advancing federal, state, and local policy solutions for low-income people. We view all our work through a racial equity lens, addressing the barriers people face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) seeks a policy analyst to work on the Income and Work Supports team.
Founded 50 years ago in Washington, D.C., CLASP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, anti-poverty organization advancing federal, state, and local policy solutions for people with low incomes. We view all our work through a racial equity lens, addressing the barriers people face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status.