child poverty

Kids in Poverty
7:25 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Report Calls for New Policies to Lift Children Out of Poverty

Credit WMUK

A new report is calling for a coordinated approach to helping low-income families. 

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Election 2014
8:09 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WSW: Children's Issues in This Year's Election

Credit Hyena/Wikicommons

There's "pocket book," "hot button" and social issues. Then there's the "Sandbox Party." 

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11:06 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

City Commissioners Propose Anti-Poverty Plan

Attendees wait for seats at a packed City Commission meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo City Commissioners say community involvement would be  key to the effectiveness of a proposed anti-poverty initiative.

Commissioners Don Cooney and Stephanie Moore introduced plans for a program called Kalamazoo United for Shared Prosperity or KUSP at a packed meeting at City Hall last night. Among other ideas, they suggested creating a task force to consider solutions and expanding local data collection after the example of Calhoun County’s Coordinating Council.

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6:59 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Kids Count report shows increase in child food assistance

Report found 41% increase in children living in families investigated for abuse or neglect
Lansing Michigan experienced a 53 percent increase in the rate of young children who qualified for federal food assistance between 2005 and 2012, according to a study on child health released today.