Category: Education

Eileen DiNino: Sentenced to Death for Being Poor

Eileen DiNino, a 55 year old mother of 7 was found dead in a jail cell in Berks County, PA.  Ms. DiNino was serving a 2 day sentence for failure to pay $2,000 in fines for truancy. Did something happen? Was she scared to death?” said District Judge Dean R. Patton, who reluctantly sent DiNino…
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You Can Earn $8 for Every $1 You Save with WVIDA

The WVIDA Initiative is an asset building tool designed to help low-income families with special savings accounts known as IDA (Individual Development Accounts). IDAs empower them to work toward their goals of owning a home, starting a new business, or getting an education. What makes an IDA so special is that for every dollar you…
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Single Parents on Campus

According to a recent CLASP factsheet the typical college student is no longer an 18 year old right out of high school. The new typical college student is a non-traditional student who lives off campus, works, and is often a parent.  36% of undergrads are 25 or older, 43% work part-time and 32% work full-time…
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The Millennial Generation Sees the Inequality in our Government.

The Public Religion Research Institute, in conjunction with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, recently conducted a large-scale survey of college-age Millennials (ages 18-24) and their values. Full Report Here Among the findings were: Millennials are more racially and ethnically diverse then prior generations. Millennials site jobs and unemployment as the most…
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