Living wage calculator, 2015 Employer Benefits Survey, grants for farmers

News. Low-income students with the Pell Grant often graduate at lower rates than high-income classmates. A small increase in family income can improve lives for kids, especially those with emotional or behavioral problems. The number of children in foster care increased notably last year. School meals have unsafe levels of BPA, which could be particularly risky for […]

New video series about poverty, Census numbers recap, GuideStar nonprofit report

News. This new college ranking system looks at economic diversity, and the colleges that do the most for low-income students. And here’s 3 ways low-income students can tackle college costs. Boston is reimagining public housing. NYC is evaluating its universal pre-K program. A look at Medicaid and its role in providing community-based service, especially for long-term support […]

Financial Services “how to,” 8 facts about American workers, new Business Builder app

News. It’s expensive to be poor, and low-income Americans often must pay more for everyday expenses, especially financial services. According to a new study, low-income workers have seen a drop in take-home pay since 2009. New data accounts for 82 welfare and tax programs that act as the country’s social safety net – adding up to more than […]

2015 family budget calculator, Census poverty data, six blogs about mobility

News. A new national program is helping poor and minority families qualify for housing. A new report says low-income workers can’t afford to live in metro areas, even the most affordable ones. The Sacramento city council is debating a new fee that would subsidize low-income housing. The teacher shortage in Las Vegas is particularly tough for […]