All Articles about Poverty
Kazmyn Ramos is the Director of Services at Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. in Carmel, Indiana. She has identified the many barriers facing potential renters in search of affordable housing. Her Landecker Democracy Fellowship project, Seeking 1610, aims to improve access to affordable housing for low-income renters.
Filling the Gaps: Career Guidance + Navigating College
Senior Fellow Yumika Takeshita organized a series of workshops to expose students to different professions and to get them ready for college.
H.A.R.T.A (Housing Affordability in Real Terms Act)
Landecker Democracy Fellow Nikos Vrantsis is currently an Assistant Researcher of Social Sustainability of Alternative Housing Models at the Institute of Urban Research in Uppsala. This project focuses on the mapping and identification of housing potential in rural areas, with a particular focus on inactive housing stock and abandoned resources.
Being a 'Food-Saving Ambassador'
Senior Fellow Melini Kalogeraki addresses the problems of hunger and food waste by combining them to create a solution.
Kayhinam Llaqtay (This is my land)
Twenty teenagers living in a Peruvian slum were encouraged to reflect on their roots, their cultures and their community over the course of six months.
Raising the Voices of Undocumented Youth
Senior Fellow Carlos Gonzalez helped coordinate a conference that brought together undocumented youth in Pennsylvania for a weekend of leadership, organizing and community building.
Senior Fellow Mia Ozegovic created aa tutoring and mentoring program that provides pathways to college for low-income students interested in pursuing higher learning.
"Night without a roof" - Calling Attention to Homeless Adolescents
A dinner discussion about youth homelessness was followed by a night spent on the street to generate awareness in the Netherlands and to raise funds for homeless adolescents.
Bridging the Hispanic Achievement Gap
Bridging the Hispanic Achievement Gap created a class curriculum that combines Latino heritage, Spanish, English, and essay writing to help bridge the Hispanic Achievement Gap in high school.
'Agua Limpia, Aire Limpio': Community Impact in Rural Guatemala
Influenced by his experiences as a child, Senior Fellow Vaclav Masek is dedicated to giving families throughout Guatemala the ability to breathe clean air and drink clean water.