Kavitha Cardoza is an award-winning journalist covering education, children and poverty. Her stories have appeared on NPR, PBS NewsHour, WAMU Public Radio, Atlantic.com and The Washington Post among others. She has received multiple national awards for her work, including the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) and the Education Writers Association.
In Texas, An Anti-Poverty Program Tries to Define Success
Co-published with KERA News. An ambitious program helmed by Catholic Charities Fort Worth set out to end poverty, but it saw mixed results.
A Fort Worth Program Aimed to End Poverty. It Didn’t Work for Everyone.
Co-published with KERA News. While some people enrolled in The Padua Project saw varying degrees of success, others dropped out or faced other challenges completing the program.
One Factor In Ending Poverty: Hope
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 …
For Nonprofits Tackling Poverty, Collaboration Remains Important Hurdle
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 …
The Personal Approach to Lifting People Out of Poverty
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 …
Why Fight Poverty When You Can End It?
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 …
How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty
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 …
An Easier Path to College Credit
Co-published with The Atlantic. Leila Yusuf is an immigrant who fled to the United States 19 years ago, during the civil war in Somalia. She’s 37 years …
The GED is About to Get Much Harder
Co-published with The Atlantic. The new version of the exam has tougher questions and a higher registration fee--plus it requires computer proficiency.