Poverty

People in Poverty Need More than a Job

If you are never given an opportunity how can you be responsible for wasting it?  So many times we hear people around us state that a job would correct and solve every problem a person who is in poverty faces.  The problems go much deeper than getting and keeping employment.  Skills and education are two primary areas that many people lack through no fault of their own.  Are we being fair to simpl... »

Poverty is a context, not an excuse

The new school year has arrived and with it the opportunity for me to do a number of presentations to various school districts and other organizations on the subject of dealing with kids from poverty. In my first week of school, I had the privilege of speaking to school bus drivers, city bus drivers, the K-12 faculty of one of the rural districts I serve and the small staff of a brand new alternat... »