Focus Area: criminal justice

“How Do You Define Poverty?”: Indices of Experience

February 15, 2016 / Luz Vega-Marquis

In 2010, the United Nations replaced the outdated Human Poverty Index with the more nuanced Multid mensional Poverty Index, which looks at ten indicators of health, education and standard of living. The new index covers measures including nutrition, years of schooling, access to clean water and, of course, assets. What this widely used index does not capture, it seems to me, is the experience of poverty — an exper ience that varies not only from one country to the next but from one demographic to another, even from one family to another: As part of our ongoing effort to hone our mission, we at the Foundation have challenged ourselves to consider more deeply, and ask more frequently, the question “How do you define poverty?” It is a question we ask ourselves and our constituents, and we are continually impressed by the range and depth of answers we receive.

criminal justice, employment, health care, living wage, race equality

ACLU Foundation of Texas

February 27, 2018

The ACLU of Texas is at the forefront of advocacy for a variety of civil rights and civil liberties issues. Our special programs and projects focus on protecting fundamental rights and liberties in the Lone Star State, bringing focused attention to specific threats to rights and liberties and building diverse coalitions of groups to leverage collective power.

civic engagement, community organizing, criminal justice, education, health care, immigration, LGBT, race equality, voter engagement, youth

Adults and Youth United Development Association Inc

March 2, 2018

AYUDA is a bilingual, grassroots non-profit community group founded in 1992 for the purpose of advocating for quality healthcare, better housing, environmental protection standards, education and leadership training for youth and community and economic development in San Elizario, Texas

child care, community development, community organizing, criminal justice, education, elder care, employment, environment, food security/access to health food, health care, housing, immigration, LGBT, transportation, voter engagement, workers rights, youth

American Indians in Texas – Spanish Colonial Missions

March 2, 2018

The American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AIT-SCM) is a nonprofit organization established by the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, descendants of the aboriginal people who populated South Texas and Northeast Mexico. The organization works for the preservation and protection of the culture and traditions of the Native American tribes and other indigenous people who resided in the Spanish colonial missions. AIT-SCM provides a wide array of programs that address the social needs and cultural aspirations of the diverse indigenous communities in San Antonio, Texas. American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions is a proud member of the San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign.

civic engagement, community organizing, criminal justice, education, environment, housing, Native Americans, race equality, voter engagement, youth