Saturday, May 9, 2015

How to Truly Eradicate Poverty

We need more than just a safety net. We need a blueprint to create good jobs for all.

Dorian T. Warren

As a 19-year-old single mom, Kelvishia struggles to make ends meet for herself and her toddler, Jarvis. While working, Kelvishia was studying for her GED through a program for parents who receive financial help. That is, until she was fired from her job because she had to miss work to take care of Jarvis. With her job went the government help. Without that aid, Kelvishia’s hopes for a GED were dashed. She was striving to get ahead, but the realities of life just made it too hard.

This spiral of despair has to stop—for Kelvishia and for far too many Americans like her.

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