Our Top Stories
Read all posts tagged Poverty
Posted byon September 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM EST
A new Census Bureau report shows that key indicators of poverty and family income improved in 2013 -- and there is reason to believe that this progress has continued into 2014, as the labor market has strengthened and millions have gained health insurance coverage. At the same time, the data also offer a clear illustration of the large amount of work that remains to strengthen the middle class in the wake of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Posted byon February 7, 2014 at 5:48 PM EST
A panel discussion showcases federal place-based programs that are helping to expand opportunity and lift communities out of poverty, mainly through Administration initiatives such as Promise Zones, Choice Neighborhoods, Promise Neighborhoods, and StrikeForce.
Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 6:47 PM EST
The USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity initiative, which helped to inform President Obama's recently-announced Promise Zones, is rallying available tools and technical assistance and targeting these resources to the areas where they are needed most.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST
President Obama announced the first five “Promise Zone” locations, an initiative that partners with local communities and businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur economic mobility and security.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 12:04 AM EST
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM EST
President Obama kicks off a series of speeches about his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class -- and those fighting to join it – front and center.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 1:35 PM EST
Raising the minimum wage is of the economic vision that President Obama laid out in Galesburg, Illinois, as he described what we need to do to support the middle class and those who are trying to join it.
Posted byon March 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM EST
Promise Neighborhoods supports forty-six communities in their plans to deliver services to support every child in obtaining the education they need for their future, from cradle through college.
Posted byon February 16, 2013 at 5:40 AM EST
In this week’s address, President Obama calls for quick action on the proposals he made during the State of the Union to grow our economy and create jobs, including making America a magnet for manufacturing, strengthening our education system through high-quality preschool for every child, and raising the minimum wage.
Everything You Need to Know about President Obama's Plan to Ensure Hard Work Leads to a Decent LivingPosted byon February 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM EST
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a plan to build on the progress we’ve made over the last four years to expand opportunity for every American and every community willing to do the work to lift themselves up.