CAYL Attends Poverty Symposium

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On Thursday, November 1 CAYL took a trip out to Brandeis University to join other community members, academics and students in discussing the current state of poverty in the U.S. at the (Re)Discovering Harringston’s Other America: A Symposium on Poverty Since the Great Society.

The speakers and panelists painted a grave picture of the lack of progress on solving the poverty problem over the past 50 years since Harrington’s book was published. Most of note to us were the statistics on children in poverty shared by Dolores Acevedo-Garcia – for example, that in 2010, the number of Hispanic children in poverty was greater than the number of white children in poverty despite Hispanics being only 16.3% of the total population. No wonder the opportunity gap is ever-widening.

Children in Poverty

Written by NTM Admin. Posted in Blog

On Thursday, November 1, 2012, The CAYL Institute staff attended (Re)discovering Harrington’s Other America: A Symposium on Poverty Since the Great Society at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

One of the topics addressed during the day was “Children in Poverty.” The speaker for this topic was Dolores Acevedo-Garcia of the Kellogg Foundation and The Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy.