Fighting Poverty in America
April 3, 2006 In Orlando, Fla., single moms, recovering drug addicts and others who need help finding jobs are turning to a worker-training program with a spiritual twist. It teaches resume writing and job-interview tips. But, with the help of a local pastor, participants also get lessons in attitude and character.
March 27, 2006 If you come from a poor family, you are more likely to drop out of high school. And if you drop out and stay out of high school, you are more likely to be poor. In Portland, Ore., one program is designed to break this cycle by helping dropouts finish their education.