Upstream City - Intentional Investment in the Social Fabric of Neighborhoods Can Lift Families


Upstream City: Policies that Scaffold Family Life

Despite promising headwinds in "upstream" investments, New York’s safety net remains difficult and time-consuming to access and full of holes, writes Nora McCarthy.


Let the Child Tax Credit Work

Congress could drastically reduce the child poverty rate by making permanent the Child Tax Credit. The benefits far outweigh the costs, write Ian Berlin and William G. Gale.

Rochester Child Psychiatrist Works with Community Groups to Heal Patients After They Leave the Hospital


Rochester Child Psychiatrist Works with Community Groups to Heal Young Patients Wounded by Violence

In Rochester, child psychiatrist Michael Scharf is part of a team addressing the trauma of youth violence, and how to prevent it.

Reduce the Number of CPS Families Required to Pay for Foster Care


Reduce the Number of CPS Families Required to Pay for Foster Care

In California and other states, many parents must pay for their children’s stay in foster care. Based on evidence, the law should be abandoned, writes Jill Duerr Berrick for CalMatters.

Youth Firearm Deaths Linked to County Poverty, Study Finds


County-level Poverty Associated with Higher Youth Death Rate by Firearm, Study Finds

A recent study suggests implementing a multidimensional strategy to address poverty and firearm-related deaths after associating high county-level poverty with gun deaths among young Americans.


It’s Time For An Antiracist Welfare Policy

President Biden’s American Rescue Plan expands the Child Tax Credit to as much as $3,600 per child for 2021. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) offered an alternative that went further, proposing a permanent monthly cash allowance — rather than a tax credit — of up to $350 for each child. 


    Jeremiah Program’s ‘Daring Powerfully’ Summit to Celebrate Single Moms’ Success

    For two decades, the Jeremiah Program has been helping single moms get through college and on the road to leaving generational poverty behind. That’s a lot of work, and until now, program officials haven’t found the time to step back and collectively celebrate the women’s successes.


    Reckoning on Equity Necessary After Coronavirus, Report Says

    The devastation that the coronavirus has piled on communities that have long suffered under the weight of racism and poverty – along with the fallout from a national uprising against police brutality – has also given rise to an opportunity for historic change in Los Angeles County and beyond, according to a new research report.

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    Anti-Poverty Grants Fund Platforms for Youth Voices

    Advocates for the poor have long argued that most Americans’ assumptions about people who live in poverty are mostly wrong. If only, they say, Americans could see the world from the point of view of those who experience it every day, they might gain a more truer and more sympathetic understanding of the complex issues involved.