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Fighting Poverty in Urban America_Damon

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  • 1. Fighting Poverty In Urban America • Schools • Jobs Training • A promising program that is making a difference
  • 2. The Poverty Cycle Small or zero income Underprovided Education Inadequate skills Under or unemployed
  • 3. Poverty • Poverty is defined as the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.
  • 4. What would it take? • Job skills • Education
  • 5. Job Training
  • 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. Public schools
  • 8. Funding for Public schools • Local funding
  • 9. Jeffrey Canada
  • 10. Having his second Child
  • 11. His big idea
  • 12. Harlem Children’s Zone
  • 13. Poor kids vs Middle class kids
  • 14. Baby College
  • 15. Why should the middle class care? • Prison (37,000 per year) • Paying taxing • Contributing to society
  • 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. In conclusion http://www.hcz.org/
  • 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. Questions

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