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Exclusive: Signs of declining economic security

Monday - 07/29/2013, 04:06am EDT

Tags: economy

A Wider Circle: Furnishing homes and lives

A Wider Circle furnishes homes, provides clothing and trains people for the workforce in the D.C. area.

Friday - 06/07/2013, 04:27pm EDT

Tags: A Wider Circle, furniture, job training, organization, Mark Bergel, Alex Beall

School to help Appalachian women expanding

A school that helps improve the lives of poverty-stricken Appalachian women is expanding its reach outside Kentucky to areas in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia.

Sunday - 05/26/2013, 11:08am EDT

Tags: Appalachia,

Painting a path of hope for homeless youth through art education

In the areas of D.C. that experience 40-50 percent of homelessness and poverty, one local organization is making sure art is accessible to underprivileged youth.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 08:31am EDT

Tags: Project Create, Rachel Nania, D.C., arts, art education, Christie Walser, homelessness, youth, at-risk

$5 a day diet leaves mark on local leaders

The experience of eating just $5 worth of food a day left its mark on Montgomery County officials who said they were left hungry and humbled by what thousands of families in their own community suffer regularly.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 10:23pm EST

Tags: food, hunger, food stamps, valerie ervin, Craig Rice, Montgomery County Council,

1 in 4 impoverished in Baltimore, census finds

New census figures show one in four Baltimore residents living in poverty.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 11:52am EDT

Tags: Census

Report: Child poverty spikes in D.C. region

The idea that poverty is limited to big cities and urban living is changing in the capital region as childhood poverty rates spike in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, according to a new report.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 02:01pm EDT

Tags: Venture Philanthropy Partners, alicia lozano

Fewer D.C. kids living in concentrated poverty

A recent study shows fewer children in Washington are living in neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty. But the District of Columbia still holds a higher concentrated poverty rate than any state and ranks 10th-worst among large U.S. cities.

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 03:35pm EST

Tags: Annie E. Casey Foundation,