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Ending Child Poverty

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Children's Defense Fund (CDF) works to help end child poverty in America thru campaigns and programs that support and educate Americans on the need for a quality education for every child, livable wages for families, job training and job creation,...
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Theodore Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:46 AM

More than 16.1 million children in America are poor, but they live in working families. A disproportionate number are Black and Latino. Poor children lag behind their peers in many ways beyond income: They are less healthy, trail in emotional and intellectual development, and are less likely to graduate from high school. Poor children also are likely to become the poor parents of the future.

Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:04 AM

Black's and Latino's. the ones who are the most poorest. they both are groups that sometimes come from working families. but its just not enough. isnt it unfair when you get to study and gain loads of knowledge when that few americans cant even spell out their name due to the lack of eductaion. they are all americans. those who were thought to be the richest. there are 16.1 million people in that country itself. imagine the rest. what would be the total. there should be a stop to this before more people have to starve to earn.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:48 AM

Childhood poverty is a growing issue right here in America. I'm excited to be connecting with the Nonprofit Assistance Center next month to get the ball rolling on fulfilling my dreams of catering to the needs of these children and help working single parent overcome obstacles, revaluate their situations, renew their thinking, and improve their lives.

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The Big Picture — Poverty and Hunger — Voices of Youth

The Big Picture — Poverty and Hunger — Voices of Youth | Childhood Poverty | Scoop.it

The many dimensions of poverty

 

Usually poverty is thought to be lack of income - for example, a person is considered poor if his/her income is less than $1.25 a day. However, poverty is much more than simply the lack of income. Children living in poverty experience a lack of the material, spiritual, and emotional resources they need to survive, develop and thrive. A certain income does not necessarily mean that a household has all it needs to provide what a child needs for a good start in life. That is why it is important to focus on multidimensional child poverty measures that look beyond income and focus on whether children face deprivations to a range of their basic rights such as health, education, information, nutrition, shelter, water and sanitation.

When children are deprived of these rights in the first years of their life, it can limit their potential for physical, intellectual and emotional development. In turn, many children grow up without the opportunity to be healthy and educated and to feel safe and confident.

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Robert Christian's comment, January 27, 2014 8:29 PM
This tells us that poverty is not just lack of money or the things necessary. Poverty also means that they lack what's neccessary for the child to start a good life. Having less than $1.25 a day is already bad enough and they are facing a lot more problems for them. They should focus on helping them with schools, health and all the things they need to start a new life
Natasha Ho's comment, January 30, 2014 8:42 AM
Comments on Steffi’s insight: I agree with what you have stated. All of us ought to be more appreciative and not compare what we have with others. Everyone comes from a different background and I think that it is very important to be happy with what you have and not envy what others have that we do not possess. Like what you have said, the people living in extreme poverty do not even have basic needs for survival yet we are taking for granted how fortunate we are. To be contented with what we have should be where all of us should head towards. In today’s world, youngsters are becoming more pampered and when they do not get what they want or what others have they would be upset which should not be the case.
Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 13, 2014 9:03 PM

This is what my dream is working towards: to fight against childhood poverty and prevent the repeated generational cycles,  and also to give the youth a chance at a successful life and to know that their parents situation does not have to become their own!

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Research and Resources | Oregon Food Bank

Research and Resources | Oregon Food Bank | Childhood Poverty | Scoop.it

The Voices report is the result of focus groups conducted with emergency food box recipients around the state.

 

The profiles report presents the results of a survey of households that received an emergency food box from the Oregon Food Bank Network.

 

Oregon Food Bank's most recent statistics.

 

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What's Going On: Lesson Plan on Poverty

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This lesson presents an overview of where, why, how and in what conditions poverty and homelessness exist in the United States. This lesson examines the ethical and moral issues related to society's treatment of the poor and homeless. Students will gain a greater awareness of the causes and the devastating impact poverty has on people's lives.
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Poverty & Inequality in the World's Richest Nation:
A resource for study & citizen action

The student readings below offer resources on the growth of U.S. poverty (Reading l); multiple perspectives on the causes, effects, and proposed solutions of poverty (Reading 2); the historic levels of inequality (Reading 3); multiple perspectives on the causes and effects of inequality and some proposed solutions (Reading 4); and a look at various interpretations of the constitutional injunction "to provide…for the general welfare." (Reading 5) Discussion questions, some of which might lead to student inquiry, follow each reading.
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La Salle Catholic College Preparatory: School Theme

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School Theme - La Salle Catholic College Preparatory...

 

“The obligation to provide justice for all means that the poor have the single most urgent economic claim on the conscience of the nation."
--Economic Justice for All, #86

 

To honor the Lasallian call to respond to the poor and overcome injustice, we at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory continue with our annual school-wide theme centered on a topic of social concern. We hope that through the integration of this theme into the appropriate curricular areas and other school programming, students will not only develop the ability to think critically, but also become seekers of justice in a world that needs our compassion and action.

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Hard times generation: homeless kids - 60 Minutes - CBS News

Hard times generation: homeless kids - 60 Minutes - CBS News | Childhood Poverty | Scoop.it
60 Minutes on CBS News: Hard times generation: homeless kids - For some children, socializing and learning are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at motels for children...
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UNICEF - Millennium Development Goals

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Reducing poverty starts with children.

Poverty hits children hardest. While a severe lack of goods and services hurts every human, it is most threatening to children’s rights: survival, health and nutrition, education, participation, and protection from harm and exploitation. It creates an environment that is damaging to children’s development in every way – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Some regions of the world have more dire situations than others, but even within one country there can be broad disparities – between city and rural children, for example, or between boys and girls. An influx or tourism in one area may improve a country’s poverty statistics overall, while the majority remains poor and disenfranchised.

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Ryan Ho's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:52 AM

  There are so many other articles out on the internet talking about poverty. I chose this one as i feel poverty affects the children the most. For example, children living in the Khewa district of Afghanistan (formerly Taliban controlled).From my knowledge the girls were not allowed to have an education and the boys only received religious education. Such things will affect them in the future like not being able to get a job, thus going into poverty. Luckily UNICEF works with the government on developing broad national planning frameworks like Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and Sector-wide Approaches to Programming (SWAPs) by doing legislative reforms.

Le Hong Phuc's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:56 AM

Seeing a picture of a young boy in his old stained sweater, holding his hands tightly inside the sleeve sitting on the rooftop. He is surely a poor child, I told myself. His eyes speak out, he seems like not having enough warmth or food to fill up his stomach that has been empty since when! The background of houses, steel roofs, substandard walls and paint work, it’s a poor neighbourhood.

I have seen worse, young children living beneath the bridge, or those as young as primary 2 students walking along the streets selling chewing gums and tissue paper for a live. I have seen some sleep by the roads, despite the cold weather and the nonstop flow of noisy transportation. As children, they do not deserve that. They have the right to survive, the right to access healthcare, education, have the right to participate in any activities for their age, and the right to be protected. Looking at them I see a paradoxical image of me. From the bottom of my heart I ask myself what justice has been done, that leaves those children suffer? Global organizations have set up the rights for children, but I do not see those rights being carried out, or at least at some area.

UNICEF, is a global organization working on helping children, they step in. By creating countless plans and frameworks, they are striving to give the poor children a better life. Yes providing food, necessities, amenities, water, sanitation, healthcare, housing, and last but not least, education. UNICEF also has raised awareness around the world, and helped effect policies for children’s well-being.

Leong Lwl's curator insight, January 25, 2014 1:18 AM

After reading this article,i find that actually poverty is a very dangerous "illness" because if this happen to children , it may cause all these : a severe lack of goods and services hurts every human, it is most threatening to children’s rights: survival, health and nutrition, education, participation, and protection from harm and exploitation. It creates an environment that is damaging to children’s development in every way – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

i hope that it will get better and people in the poverty able to get out from it .

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Learning for Life • Transforming Lives

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De Marillac Academy, a Lasallian Vincentian School...

Over a six month period, De Marillac Academy benefactor, volunteer and award-winning broadcast journalist Sylvia Chase chronicled the impact of a De Marillac education upon the Luna family. This short movie highlights Olga Luna’s dedication to her children, and beautifully captures the spirit of perseverance, hard work and faith illustrated by each member of the Luna family; students and graduates of De Marillac.

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Poverty USA -- Catholic Campaign for Human Development -- A hand up, not a hand out.

Poverty USA -- Catholic Campaign for Human Development -- A hand up, not a hand out. | Childhood Poverty | Scoop.it
Objective: To develop a deeper understanding of the daily challenges faced by those living in poverty – and how to bring attention to the need for lasting solutions to the problems of poverty in the United States.
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Peace Corps | Coverdell World Wise Schools | Educators | Lesson Plans

The Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by facilitating communication between Peace Corps Volunteers and U.S.
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NOW: Printable Pages | Classroom - Global Women and Poverty | Lesson Plan | PBS

Global Women and Poverty Lesson Plan

This lesson is designed for social studies, economics, sociology, citizenship, government, current events, and other related classes, grades 9-12
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