Jennifer Krsacok

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Jail Is Sinking Families Into Poverty, And Women Pay The Most

Ten years after her brother was sentenced to prison for bringing undocumented immigrants over the border, Carla Gonzalez's parents have only just begun to catch up on the crippling debt caused by his incarceration.<p>"Emotionally, it has taxed our family a lot," Gonzalez, 32, said. "My mother in …

Having used up all of her water, Fadoum takes her donkey on another hour-long trip to collect more. (3/6)

After the household chores are complete, Fadoum and her kids make one final hour-long trip to collect water. (5/6)

After an exhausting day of collecting water in 110 degree heat, Fadoum finally gets to rest. (6/6)

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchhill

Painting Is 'More Than Eating or Breathing" Says Self-Taught Syrian Refugee Artist in Iraq

<b>"Painting - more than eating or breathing for me"</b><p>Daily life in Qushtapa refugee camp, in Erbil governorate, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) is never easy. But Syrian father of four, Islam Muhammad Botanee, uses painting as a way of expressing his individuality as well as depicting the …

Homeless Piano Prodigy Lands Recording Contract, Asks Jimmy Fallon for a Duet: 'I Never Saw Anything Like This Ever Happening'

A veteran in Sarasota, Florida, who also happens to be a piano prodigy, went from being homeless to landing a recording contract after a video of him …


Moving Americans Out of Poverty

Mobility has long been a key to prosperity. It can be again.<p>Millions of poor Americans are stuck in places where they and their children are all too likely to remain in poverty. What can be done to improve their prospects?<p>Historically, mobility has been one of the U.S. economy’s greatest strengths. …

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Broadband service tends to stop at the poverty line in the US

Fast internet is a basic need for Netflix viewers, but for rural residents, it’s a real lifeline. In fact, that’s the name of the federal program designed to provide affordable communications to low-income households. That program has a lot of work to do.<p>A recent analysis of public data by the …

Net Neutrality

This New Impact Investment Fund Is Designed To Help A Country Blighted By Poverty: America

After working for many years to invest in social enterprises helping the developing world, Jacqueline Novogratz’s Acumen is now looking at America’s own problems.<p>When Jacqueline Novogratz founded Acumen Fund in 2001, philanthropy was still mostly about big, fusty foundations. Her nonprofit venture …