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Co-published with The Guardian. Municipal coffers are being filled by fining those who can least afford it. If fees were tied to wealth, that calculus would shift
Co-published with CNN's Great Big Story. Nineteen-year-old Briana Shields has lived much of her life in her sister Claressa’s shadow. Given the fact that her sister is boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, an Olympic gold medalist, that makes sense.
Co-published with Oxford American. Elyssa East grapples with the dichotomous legacies left by her family in Kentucky's coal country.
Co-published with BuzzFeed. A group of volunteers has been working to reclaim two neglected Virginia cemeteries from nature’s grasp.
Co-published with Dissent Magazine. One of the most pressing causes of economic inequality is spatial inequality. But to solve this big problem, you first have to understand it.
Co-published with The Guardian with additional support from Capital & Main. The apps and robots celebrated by Silicon Valley wunderkinds are helping to make previously white-collar lives ever more precarious.
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. The Padua Project in Fort Worth, Texas, has set a goal of getting 100 poor people out of poverty in three years — with a job, three months’ savings and off government assistance.
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. Of all the efficiencies created in trying to end poverty for good, the Padua Project may have made its biggest dent simply by getting organizations with the same mission to work together.
Co-published with California Sunday. Forty-eight percent of San Francisco’s homeless youth are LGBTQ. Many find their way to the city’s largest youth homeless shelter.
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. If a nonprofit is going to end poverty, it has to take a deep personal interest in its clients. Caseworkers for the Padua Project do it by having client loads that are a fraction of similar social service agencies, but does it work?
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. For five decades, tens of thousands of people have fought poverty. Trillions of dollars have been spent, but poverty is a stubborn enemy. We keep fighting it, but we never seem to win.
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. 14,000 nonprofits target poverty in the D.C. region, yet poverty remains. Kavitha Cardoza reports on the Padua Project, a nonprofit in Fort Worth, Texas, that is taking a different approach.
Co-published with AlterNet. For the creative class, living in the cities that advance their aspirations means accepting a Faustian bargain.
Co-published with The Atlantic with additional support from Capital & Main. When it comes to schoolwork, there is a chasm separating students with parents who have predictable work schedules from those whose parents don’t.
Published by The Cut. Maisie Crow's Jackson tells the story of the lack of abortion access in Mississippi, revisiting the only remaining clinic in the state which was the focus of her Emmy-nominated film The Last Clinic. Produced by Alissa Quart and Barbara Ehrenreich of EHRP.
Co-published with Narratively. After they are released from the largest detention center in the country, immigrant families find a lifeline in a modest San Antonio home.
Co-published with the New Republic. Cataloguing the makeshift memorials for the victims of New York City's gun violence.