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Mar 2, 2017
Advocates are calling on Governor Charlie Baker and state lawmakers to budget $1-million to organizations that provide low-income families with education and job training.
Feb 25, 2017
Drawing upon decades of research and pertinent insights from the field, the authors highlight the competencies needed to manage classic problem areas, and both harness and leverage collaborative opportunities.
Feb 17, 2017
Legislative Briefing on Reducing Chronic Family Poverty Using Two-Generational Strategies Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Massachusetts State House
Feb 15, 2017
The Power of Possibility Campaign is a joint effort by: BoardSource, The Bridgespan Group, La Piana Consulting, Lodestar Foundation, Lyda Hill, MAP for Nonprofits, and The Patterson Foundation, with additional support from The Trustees’ Philanthropy Fund of Fidelity Charitable and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Jan 30, 2017
The stresses of being in poverty negatively affect strategic thinking and self-regulation skills that people need in order to break the cycle of poverty. These skills, known as executive function (EF) skills, are fundamental to our ability to solve problems, to multitask, to juggle priorities, to control impulses, to delay gratification, and to persist in the pursuit of goals.
Jan 20, 2017
How insights from brain science lead to better tackle poverty and debt
Jan 19, 2017
How behavioral economics is opening a creative new front in the fight against inequality.
Jan 19, 2017
Navient, the largest servicer of student loans in the country, handles loans for around 12 million people. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two state attorneys general claims borrowers were wrongly steered in order to drive up debts.
Jan 18, 2017
Bills increasing the state’s earned income tax credit, establishing paid family and medical leave and limiting certain debt collection practices are among the measures lawmakers plan to push this session as part of what they describe as an effort to create paths out of poverty.
Jan 12, 2017
Track your spending. The word “budget” can make a lot of people cringe, said Carlos Moreno, a financial specialist at EMPath, a group in Boston that helps people find a way out of poverty. But it becomes easier to manage your money once you know where your cash is going, he said.