How can we eradicate poverty?

I try to keep my eye out for strategies that focus on people building their own capacity to create change.  I was intrigued by these two articles:

  • Paul Tough lays out a fascinating history on how Obama’s early beliefs about anti-poverty work have yet to be translated into expansive policy and resources “What Does Obama Really Believe?”   I still hope Obama will find more substantive ways to realize the the potential of his convictions  as expressed by this quote“If poverty is a disease that infects an entire community in the form of unemployment and violence, failing schools and broken homes, then we can’t just treat those symptoms in isolation. We have to heal that entire community.”
  • Boston Globe article about families creating their own solution as part of the Family Independence Network –  “Programs Help Families Create Their Own Solutions”   I hope to learn more about the Family Independence Network

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