ORIGINALLY POSTED JULY 10, 2018, AND UPDATED JANUARY 21, 2020, BY THE ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION In America today, 18% of all kids — nearly 13 million children total — are living in poverty. In the last decade, this rate has risen from 18% in 2007 and 2008, peaked at 23% in 2011 and 2012, … Continue reading How Many Kids in the United States Are Living in Poverty?
The Agriculture Department gave its final approval to the first of three rules that are ultimately expected to cut more than three million from the food stamp rolls. By Lola Fadulu Dec. 4, 2019 The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, brushing aside tens of thousands of protest letters, gave final approval on Wednesday to a … Continue reading Hundreds of Thousands Are Losing Access to Food Stamps
NOV. 19, 2019 Written by Eliza Shapiro; Photographs by Brittainy Newman The New York Times Darnell, 8, lives in a homeless shelter and commutes 15 miles a day to school. Sandivel shares a bedroom with her mother and four brothers. She is 10 and has moved seven times in the past five years. The number of school-age … Continue reading 114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives.
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 Moriah Balingit Oct. 19, 2019 at 6:37 p.m. EDT The Washington Post McDowell County in West Virginia is one of the poorest in the nation. Meeting students’ basic needs is as important as reading and math. WELCH, W.Va. — The ceremony had the feel of a church service. Standing at the end of a block lined … Continue reading Rebuilding the village: How one school system is tackling poverty so its students can succeed
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