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Rethinking Lunchtime

By Noël Duan

New legislation around the United States aims to combat the widespread practice of shaming students who cannot pay for school lunch.

US States Embrace Baby Boxes

By Noël Duan

Several states are adopting the Finnish practice of distributing “baby boxes” to expectant parents—and taking the opportunity to also educate families about safe sleep for infants.

Too Many Welfare Orgs?

By Corey Binns

While communities can benefit from the entry of more welfare nonprofits, there is a point after which greater numbers are counterproductive.

Breaking the Double Barrier of Poverty

By Jana Zindell 3

Instead of prescribing higher education as the silver-bullet solution to poverty, we must provide diverse and contextualized pathways to disadvantaged children, enabling them to redefine the dominant narrative of success.