Faces of Poverty

“I make sure I’m grounded by that experience of growing up in poverty.”

~ Charles

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.”

~ Ellen

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“The conditions were terrifying.”

~ Nat

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“All he wanted to do was read and complete a crossword puzzle.”

~ LJ

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“But there’s hope. There’s a silver lining around every cloud.”

~ Tonya

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“I make sure I’m grounded by that experience of growing up in poverty.”

~ Charles

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.”

~ Ellen

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“The conditions were terrifying.”

~ Nat

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“All he wanted to do was read and complete a crossword puzzle.”

~ LJ

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“But there’s hope. There’s a silver lining around every cloud.”

~ Tonya

Where there's a you, there's a way

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Opinion | Why we failed in 38106 — and must keep trying

President and CEO Reverend Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., pens an op-ed on March 15, 2018 as a response to an article printed in The Commercial Appeal on the short lifespan of people living in poverty. Read the full piece below. Last week's arresting news article by...

Corporate Spotlight: Regions Bank

Tressa Ogles knows what it's like to watch parents make ends meet. Her family believed in service and giving back albeit their own struggles. That rearing continued to motive her to give to United Way of the Mid-South and influence her fellow colleagues. Regions Bank...

The Poverty Forum: Memphis since MLK

Since Dr. King’s assassination on April 4, 1968 on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, many things have changed for minorities in America; some for the better, and some for the worse. THE POVERTY REPORT: MEMPHIS SINCE MLK, presented by National Civil Rights Museum, in...

(All statistics from the 2017 Poverty Facts Sheet by Elana Delavega, PhD MSW the Department of Social Work and Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, The University of Memphis.)

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