Top Five on Friday – Sept. 20

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Top Five on Friday – Sept. 20

Friday, September 20, 2013

By Katie Stanton Social Media & Online Engagement Manager, YWCA USA Last night, the House of Representatives narrowly approved cutting funding to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $40 billion in a bill that would remove nearly four million Americans from receiving assistance. As the looming Congressional fight over government spending approaches, the YWCA will… Continue Reading Top Five on Friday – Sept. 20

Top Five on Friday – September 13

Friday, September 13, 2013

By Katie Stanton Social Media & Online Engagement Manager, YWCA USA Congress returned to work as of Monday of this week, and although they have a long to-do list, there are certain issues that we think it’s time to prioritize before additional sequester cuts kick in on October 1. From voting rights to immigration reform,… Continue Reading Top Five on Friday – September 13

Hunger by the Numbers

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

By Bread for the World One thing is for certain—the Great Recession and its aftermath have provided us with a lot of numbers, few of them encouraging. 63.2 percent of people in the U.S. have a job or are actively seeking work — the lowest labor force percentage since 1978. 10 percent was the peak unemployment rate in… Continue Reading Hunger by the Numbers

Top Five on Friday – September 6

Friday, September 6, 2013

By Katie Stanton Social Media & Online Engagement Manager, YWCA USA This week, there was a lot of news and stories about poverty and economic equality. From the physical effects of living in poverty to the future risks for children in poor families, stories took on a variety of aspects of life under the poverty… Continue Reading Top Five on Friday – September 6

It’s a SNAP: Living on Four Bucks a Day

Monday, March 25, 2013

Author Peter Biro is the husband of Nova Biro, a participant in LeadBoston, YW Boston’s experiential executive leadership program which explores key equity issues facing Boston. As part of its examination of poverty, LeadBoston 2013 participants undertook the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Challenge (feeding yourself on four dollars a day for one week). To… Continue Reading It’s a SNAP: Living on Four Bucks a Day