by Aaron Carter, Updated: November 9, 2019 The Philadelphia Inquirer His stomach was often empty. His body was always weary. Tragedy, frustration, and pain had nearly cost Casey Williams his Division I football promise. Yet he believed a college football scholarship meant a better life. But to cope with pangs of hunger that made sleep improbable, Williams, … Continue reading Food insecurity — not having enough food to eat — causes drastic and unhealthy coping solutions for many high school athletes in and around Philly.
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation September 24, 2019 This snapshot shares the latest data — for the nation and each state — on children growing up in high-poverty areas. It also singles out two important factors, geographic location and race and ethnicity, that shape a child’s risk of living in concentrated poverty. The document … Continue reading Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods