A Need for Further Intergovernmental Program Collaboration

I recently attended a local government meeting in which program team members were warned not to include clients outside the jurisdiction because of funding source restrictions. The funding was from a federal source. The “do-not-share” message was startling to some in the audience, but others understood. Someone had to deliver this administrative message. At the… Read More A Need for Further Intergovernmental Program Collaboration

SNAP 2016 and Beyond: As We Prepare This Table…for All of Us

By Henry Smart Thanks to the likes of Mitt Romney, there has been recent media coverage about the plight of the poor in the United States. A timely report, recently released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) states that approximately 1 million adults will lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.… Read More SNAP 2016 and Beyond: As We Prepare This Table…for All of Us

The Homeless Children and Youth Act (S.2653)– A Ploy or Problem Solver?

By Winnie Eke It appeared that some people were shocked about the recent revelation and news on children’s homelessness in America. That number, one in every 30 children, is an increase from the previous number of one in 45. It is also a reminder of the systemic failure in policies on poverty in the country.… Read More The Homeless Children and Youth Act (S.2653)– A Ploy or Problem Solver?

American in Waiting: The Disconnect Between the Definition and the Doing

By Henry Smart, III At some point in your life, you may have been asked–What does it mean to be an American? Maybe it was posed during a civics class in middle school or at work. No matter when you were asked, you were probably able to produce a plausible response. However, during a crisis, do… Read More American in Waiting: The Disconnect Between the Definition and the Doing