Building Communities the Gawad Kalinga Way
Halfway across the world there is a community of thriving workers, farmers, and social entrepreneurs that are determined to make their community work for them. It is part of Gawad Kalinga (GK), an organization focused on “building communities to end poverty” according to Tony Meloto, its founder.
Data-Driven Decision-Making: Transforming Data into Impact
Building on community response to the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) study released in February of this year highlighting poverty issues in North Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas launched a new initiative called the D3 Institute.
Nonprofits key player in fighting poverty
To tackle concentrated poverty, President-elect Obama must help equip nonprofits to serve as intermediaries between government and the poverty-stricken communities government should help.
Poor kids leaving home have fewer options
Young adults from poverty-stricken families face limited options upon leaving home, a recent study says.
Homelessness in Triangle edges up
At least 1,929 people in the Triangle, including almost 300 children, live in shelters or on the streets, says a recent count by local agencies.