Author: Kavitha Cardoza

Kavitha Cardoza is an award-winning journalist covering education, children and poverty. Her stories have appeared on NPR, PBS NewsHour, WAMU Public Radio, 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.

Co-published with KERA NewsAn ambitious program helmed by Catholic Charities Fort Worth set out to end poverty, but it saw mixed results.

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.

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

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

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

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC14,000 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 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 old, has three children, and works as a shuttle bus

Co-published with The Atlantic. The new version of the exam has tougher questions and a higher registration fee--plus it requires computer proficiency.

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