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University of Alabama Professor Emeritus John Bolland sent his students out into the poorest areas of Mobile, Alabama and nearby Pritchard for 15 years. They found young people were facing more than a lack of resources, they also had almost no hope things would get better. 

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan families could lose their cash assistance if one or more of their children persistently miss school. That’s under a bill approved by the state House on Thursday. 

Keith Williamson, the former executive director at Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan counties in Springfield, Ohio, has been named the new executive director of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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The latest report on child well-being in Michigan finds nearly one in four children in the state lives in an "impoverished household." 

Governor says he wants a "more holistic" approach providing services to families and children