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At the age of 19, Rebecca Onie founded Project HEALTH, a non-profit health agency that seeks to break the link between poverty and poor health. As a volunteer in a pediatric clinic at Boston Medical Center, Onie found that many patients returned to the clinic with recurring illnesses stemming from poor living conditions, inadequate diets, and other...
On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Michael Harrington’s The Other America, historian and Harrington biographer Maurice Isserman joined Peter Edelman, author of So Rich, So Poor, and Harvard professor Jennifer Hochschild to discuss the politics and persistence of poverty in the US.
Fighting Poverty, February 26, 2015
Boston, MA – Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, IN, and Kirsten Lodal, Co-Founder and CEO of LIFT, a non-profit dedicated to providing holistic social services to those struggling with poverty, have been named this year’s recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. The awards will be presented by Congressman Joe Kennedy...
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