People line up at the FamilySource Center in Los Angeles, an organization in one of President Obama's five designated "Promise Zones" that aims to help fight poverty in the area.
(Priska Neely/NPR)
July 06, 2014

Programs Target Poverty In Obama’s Five ‘Promise Zones’

Five areas across the country have been designated as "Promise Zones" by the federal government. These zones, announced by President Obama in January, are intended to tackle poverty by focusing on individual urban neighborhoods and rural areas.

In the five Promise Zones — located in Philadelphia, San Antonio, southeastern Kentucky, the 


Prosperity Gardens bus.
(Bria Purdiman/ WILL)
June 02, 2014

Prosperity Gardens Going Mobile

One community garden is getting the wheels turning on a mobile produce market. Prosperity Gardens is serving the community in a new way.


Graduation caps.
Paul Sancya/ AP Photo
May 30, 2014

High School Graduation Rates Up, Some Students Still Behind

May marks the anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, which outlawed “separate but equal” policies in public schools. But, 60 years later there are still concerns over equal opportunities for all students. 


States are taking an out provided by Congress to avoid cutting food stamp benefits to families, many of whom already depend on food banks like the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland, Calif.
(Antonio Mena/Courtesy of Alameda County Community Food Bank)
March 13, 2014

States’ Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

When Congress passed a farm bill earlier this year, it expected to save $8.6 billion over 10 years by tightening what many say is a loophole in the food stamp, or SNAP, program. But it's not going to happen.


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