Poverty Assignment by_Travis Lim
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'Mom did it, we can do it': Two-generation programs help lift families out of ... - KCEN-TV

'Mom did it, we can do it': Two-generation programs help lift families out of ... - KCEN-TV | Poverty Assignment by_Travis Lim | Scoop.it
'Mom did it, we can do it': Two-generation programs help lift families out of ...
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"You can be on government assistance all you want, but you're just a number," said Welch, who, now that she works as a nurse, pays the $800 rent herself.
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This is the story of how a family got out of poverty. It is very interesting as it states how the family suffered and how Eveline's Sunshine Cottage, a non-profit organization for low-income mothers who are in pursuit of a higher education.

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80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds

80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds | Poverty Assignment by_Travis Lim | Scoop.it
The American dream is elusive as ever, with widening rich-poor gap and loss of manufacturing jobs tearing at country's fabric (AP: 80% of U.S.
Travis Lim's insight:

The United States of America, one of the riches countries 

in the world, has surprisingly 80 percent of its adultsfacing unemployment and poverty. There is a widening gap between the rich and the poor, and jobs are not offering much money too, or not even offering a job position.

The USA is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but it cannot help its own people who are in near-poverty. Why is that so?

I feel that the USA should start helping its citizens to get out of poverty, and if they are already doing so, try harder.
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