"Among African American adults with low education and income levels, the increase in risk of heart disease or stroke associated with living in poverty is largest for women and people under age 50, according to a large new study."
"The Federal Reserve Board's latest survey of the financial and economic conditions of American households finds, in general, many individuals want to save for retirement, but also many individuals—especially those with lower incomes—are failing to do so."
"Sunlight is free, but the gear that transforms it into electricity is pricey. For 134 low-income D.C. households this year, though, the Solar Advantage Plus Program will make a photovoltaic system as affordable as the rays that power it."
The organization provides low income families with donated cars. 'Vehicles for Change is all about getting cars to low income families so they can get to and from employment to escape poverty,' said Marty Schwartz, president of Vehicles for Change."
"Children from low-income families who grow up in La Plata County are likely to have more prosperous futures ahead of them, according to a nationwide study released in April. By the time La Plata County natives from poor families turn 26, they are likely to be making 12 percent more than the national average, according to data analysis by the New York T […]
"During the 2014 fiscal year, over 21.5 million children qualified for the free and reduced-price lunch program, but only 2.7 million children used the national summer food service program daily. A survey by No Kid Hungry, an organization that seeks to raise awareness about childhood hunger, released this month, showed 83 percent of educators worry that […]
"But early education advocates say that much more is needed to reach the commitment Brown and the Legislature made last year to provide preschool for all low-income 4-year-olds. Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, an Oakland-based advocacy organization, said 30,000 more seats are needed and called Brown's revised budget 'distressingly mini […]
"In an attempt to afford low-income youths with the opportunity to earn money and have a positive experience over the summer, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a program which will use $30 million in funding."