all stories tagged "Poverty"


NYCHA resident who is now employed as a clean-up worker by NYCHA.
Katia Savchuk for City Limits  |  December 7, 2012 12:08 PM | Comments
Hundreds of low-income New Yorkers who've struggled to find jobs have found work doing post-storm cleanup, including public housing tenants.
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Rick Karr  |  November 14, 2012 11:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 3:45 PM | Comments
Rick Karr reports on efforts to help residents at Knickerbocker Village on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and is joined by NY State Senator Daniel Squadron.VIDEO
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November 13, 2012 12:00 AM | 6 Comments
A look at wealth and questions of disparity with economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former New York Times economics columnist Jeff Madrick, and historian Kenneth Jackson. VIDEO
Another driver who worked on Monday and Wednesday, preparing the donation envelopes for clients.  There is a $1.50 suggested donation that clients are asked to pay for meals, but they can pay as little or as much as they want. Many gave extra money on Monday and Wednesday. Photo courtesy QCH.
Meryl Branch-McTiernan  |  November 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A Queens nonprofit went the extra mile to deliver more than 500 meals to homebound elderly residents before Sandy hit.VIDEO
Ruth Browne, CEO of Arthur Ashe Institute
October 24, 2012 3:50 PM | Comments
Browne is the architect of many programs that bring preventive health measures to underserved communities in New York and elsewhere.VIDEO
Hermie Fraser, owner of Hermie's in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, was trained by the Arthur Ashe Institute to share health information with her clients.  Photo MetroFocus.
Christina Knight  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

Educating New York’s black community about health threats is the core mission of the Brooklyn-based Arthur Ashe Institute. Salon owners and CEO Ruth Browne explain their work.

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Desirée Taylor for NJ Today  |  September 21, 2012 7:21 PM | 2 Comments
According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 32,000 Camden residents live below the poverty line.
A teen in The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. Photo courtesy of The Children’s Aid Society.
Christina Knight  |  September 20, 2012 3:01 PM | Comments
On Sept. 22, public television stations across the nation will highlight the nation's dropout crisis on American Graduate Day.VIDEO
Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
September 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
National and local gun politics, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Israel's Consul General and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.VIDEO
Students at the IRC Refugee Summer Academy in 2012. Photo by Mirza Bhuiyan, courtesy of IRC.
Philly Bubaris  |  September 19, 2012 4:58 PM | Comments
A New York Times video profile of the Refugee Youth Summer Academy and a Q&A with its education advisor on what happens next for school-age immigrants.VIDEO
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