Charissa Koh

Charissa is a WORLD reporter who often writes about poverty fighting and prison reform, including profiling ministries in the annual Hope Awards for Effective Compassion competition. She is also a part of WORLD's investigative unit, the Caleb Team. Charissa resides with her husband, Josh, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @CharissaKoh.

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Ambition, money, and mercy: faces of Austin

Cities | People are flocking to Austin for the jobs, education, and hip culture, but the city’s rapid growth is hurting some longtime and low-income residents
by Charissa Koh
Posted 3/28/19, 03:58 pm

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White House proposes work instead of welfare

Compassion | Policies released this month aim to incentivize self-sufficiency, dignity for the poor
by Charissa Koh
Posted 3/27/19, 05:20 pm

This month, the White House released the Economic Report of the President and its 2020 budget proposal, both of which demonstrate a commitment to prioritizing work to help low-income Americans.

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Reducing child poverty takes work

Compassion | Government report suggests massive welfare increases that could hurt families in the long run
by Charissa Koh
Posted 3/20/19, 04:31 pm

By spending around $100 billion a year, the United States could cut child poverty in half in the next decade. That’s the conclusion of a recent 600-page National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report, which offers two expensive options for lifting children out of poverty.

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