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Today on Your Call: What are the proven models to reducing poverty in communities?


On today's Your Call we’ll have a conversation with organizations that are working to tackle poverty. There are 46 million people and nearly 15 million children living in poverty in the United States today. Are there workable solutions out there? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. How do you think we can reduce poverty? It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.


Mia Birdsong, the vice president of the Family Independence Initiative

Ethel Long-Scott, Executive Director of the Women’s Economic Agenda Project

Lorne Needle, the Chief Community Investment Officer at United Way

Ramona Shewl, a member of Family Independent initiative

Web Resources:

Family Independence Initiative

Bay Area United Way

Women's Economic Agenda Project

NPR: How America's Losing The War On Poverty

NY Times: Poverty in America: Why Can’t We End It?

Bloomberg: Women Seen Living Retirement in Poverty at Higher Rates Than Men

NPR: Struggling Families Lift Themselves Out Of Poverty