March 15, 2012
According to recent reports, the economy is showing signs of recovery. But the impact of the recession, particularly on children, will be felt far into the future.
As the foreclosure crisis and continued unemployment push poverty to record levels , many Americans are sliding into homelessness. The Obama Administration estimates that family homelessness increased by 20 percent from 2007 to 2010 .
And while the loss of a home is traumatic for anyone, it is especially so for children. The mental, emotional, and economic consequences can extend far into adulthood.
July 16, 2010
Over 2.7 billion people in the world live on $2 or less a day. They manage to put food on the table, keep a roof over their heads, plan for medical emergencies, and even save for retirement – How do they do it?
November 3, 2009
A new film opening in a few weeks in select cities tries to answer the huge question about how we can have so much wealth and so much poverty in this world at the same time. The pictures are startling, disturbing, and painful to see. They are also overwhelming. It’s easy, and easier, to feel insignificant and incapable in the face of such daunting circumstances. As people struggle to take care of their own, the thought of doing for others may seem too much to ask. But as I look at my own children I know that but for the grace of God, there go I. My life and the opportunities I have are part blessing and part luck. Either way, it is not acceptable for me to coast on that and do nothing. Once you’ve been exposed to information, doing nothing out of ignorance ceases to be an option. Instead, when you do nothing, it’s out of choice, a conscious and deliberate decision. I have no idea what the answers are, and I have some trepidation about what kind of sacrifices I would be willing to make. But I know it’s too late to do nothing any longer.