"The odds of this country returning to a draft are almost zero, but the price for failure to register is high and is largely born by the men who can ill afford to pay it: high school dropouts, disconnected inner city residents, ex-offenders and immigrants — legal and unauthorized — who do not know that failure to register can jeopardize citizenship. In […]
"The Cristo Rey Columbus High School is part of the now 28-school network founded in Chicago by Jesuit priest John P. Foley in 1995. The schools are strategically located in cities large enough to have a needy urban population, a supportive local Catholic diocese, and cooperative, deep-pocketed businesses. Columbus, which is an energetic, creative, and […]
"The Illinois State Board of Education released statistics showing that more than half of public school students in the state are considered low-income, and for the first time, less than half of public school students are white. The agency said Wednesday that the state’s white public school student population has dropped to 49.9 percent, while its Hispa […]
"The Port of San Diego is weighing a new proposal for how to handle its homeless residents: send them somewhere else. Commissioners for the Port of San Diego, a self-supporting public benefit corporation that governs the port area of San Diego, considered a plan on Tuesday to fund one-way bus tickets for homeless people living along the bay. A recent su […]
"The apartments are intended for households that earn 30 percent to 60 percent of San Luis Obispo County’s median income, with monthly rents ranging from about $400 to $900. The median income for a family of four is $77,000, county officials said."
"'The big idea of how we ride out storms is we shelter in place, but the idea is you have the structure necessary. But if you're living out on the streets, obviously, you don't have shelter,' Hawaii Coordinator on Homelessness Colin Kippen said. There are thousands of homeless people in Hawaii. State and local officials said they pla […]
"Massachusetts legal aid organizations turned away nearly two-thirds of people qualifying for civil legal assistance over the last year due to a lack of funding, leaving thousands of low-income residents without representation in cases from domestic violence to foreclosure, according to the findings of a statewide task force to be released Wednesday. Mo […]
"For female veterans, homelessness is an especially dire predicament. They are more likely to be divorced and single parents, sharing this extreme hardship with the most vulnerable in our society — young children. And the majority of VA homeless programs lack congressional authority to provide services to spouses and children of veterans."
"Rhode Island is receiving $24.6 million in federal heating assistance for low-income residents. The announcement came Wednesday from U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, who said the money is a $3.9 million increase over last year's initial allocation for the program."
"About 650 schools throughout the state are opting into a program to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students. It is part of a new program called Community Eligibility Provision, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The idea is to allow schools with high percentages of low-income children to offer free meals for all, instead of collect […]