Finding Common Ground for Change

The new Opportunity Survey from The Opportunity Agenda has some interesting results regarding Americans’ attitudes about discrimination and opportunity. … [T]he public sees discrimination most keenly as it affects low-income adults, with 75 percent calling unequal treatment of the poor … Continue reading

Poverty, inequality and work

We were grateful for this piece from the Washington Post, which carefully connects the dots between Americans’ views about poverty and work and inequality. Americans might not like the nation’s growing levels of inequality, but it’s not likely they will … Continue reading

“Living on the brink” and other ways to describe poverty

Sure, we can talk about “the poor” or “people living in poverty,” but we shouldn’t.  A recent study conducted by Lake Research Partners and ASO Communications for the Center for Community Change explains that this is not how people with … Continue reading

War on Poverty’s 50th Anniversary

January marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of America’s War on Poverty. There were lots of thoughtful articles on the topic worth reading. Here are excerpts from a few of our favorites. The NY Times did a … Continue reading