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Elizabeth Romero: Being Poor

It can be waiting
And telling your children to wait
Wait their whole childhoods away.
It’s knowing they blame you.

September 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

Sherry Brennan: You can teach kids hard work, but first feed them

Growing up, I hated being on “food stamps.” I hated being walked into a welfare office and inspected, queried to make sure we were really our mother’s children. I hated … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

UNICEF Report: Child Poverty On Rise in World’s Richest Countries

Since 2008, child poverty has increased in a majority of the 41 most affluent nations, UNICEF report finds. Children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession in the world’s … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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