Fighting Poverty in Urban America_Damon

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Fighting Poverty in Urban America_Damon

  1. 1. Fighting Poverty In Urban America • Schools • Jobs Training • A promising program that is making a difference
  2. 2. The Poverty Cycle Small or zero income Underprovided Education Inadequate skills Under or unemployed
  3. 3. Poverty • Poverty is defined as the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.
  4. 4. What would it take? • Job skills • Education
  5. 5. Job Training
  6. 6. The Bad News The people in these programs had big problems. self-control, the ability to read the news paper. Doing basic math. Get to work on time if you don't learn these basic skills early it becomes harder and harder after that
  7. 7. Public schools
  8. 8. Funding for Public schools • Local funding
  9. 9. Jeffrey Canada
  10. 10. Having his second Child
  11. 11. His big idea
  12. 12. Harlem Children’s Zone
  13. 13. Poor kids vs Middle class kids
  14. 14. Baby College
  15. 15. Why should the middle class care? • Prison (37,000 per year) • Paying taxing • Contributing to society
  16. 16. The results 642 HCZ after-school program participants are enrolled in college 242 students were accepted into college for the 2010-2011 year, representing 90% of our high- school seniors. This incoming freshman class obtained over $6.4 million in scholarships and grants
  17. 17. In conclusion http://www.hcz.org/
  18. 18. "Its not like we don't know what it takes for kids to succeed. We do it all the time in middle class neighborhoods. " Paul Tough
  19. 19. Questions

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