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Work first, train later

Poverty | Successfully moving people out of government dependency and into self-sufficiency
by Peter Cove
Posted 2/24/18, 10:25 am

I’ve written books on poverty-fighting history based on library research, but Peter Cove has lived that history: His introduction to Poor No More: Rethinking Dependency and the War on Poverty—WORLD’s 2017 Book of the Year in the Understanding America category—begins, “Nearly half a century ago, I dropped out of graduate school and enlisted as a foot soldier in America’s War on Poverty.” Cove once embraced conventional government-centric solutions, but he realized their inadequacy and founded

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Lessons from abroad for Trump

Poverty | Sometimes suffering—not prosperity—is a crucible for greatness
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/12/18, 03:31 pm

Twitter lit up on Friday with inspiring stories about immigrants from the nations President Trump apparently derided during a meeting about immigration in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon.

Bandal Luk, a project manager at Arizona State University’s Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, tweeted about coming from one of the African nations Trump reportedly slammed.

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Gentrification for all?

Poverty | Some community activists believe urban neighborhood revitalization can occur in a way that benefits everyone
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/17/17, 02:29 pm

I met anti-gentrification activist Angel Luna, a subject of WORLD Magazine’s recent article on gentrification, at a local doughnut shop chain in Boyle Heights. A white man founded the doughnut empire, now the largest doughnut shop chain on the West Coast. But in the sugar-dusted store in Boyle Heights, the servers dishing out apple fritters and Boston creams were Latino, the customers were Latino, and the soap opera playing on a corner television set was from Mexico.

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