In 2010, the United Nations replaced the outdated Human Poverty Index with the more nuanced Multid mensional Poverty Index, which looks at ten indicators of health, education and standard of living.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.
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
AFJ works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans. It is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.
The mission of the Tucson Indian Center is to lead, serve, empower and advocate for the Tucson urban American Indian Community and others, by providing culturally appropriate wellness and social services.
ARISE’S Mission Is To Aid Communities By Helping Residents Identify Life Goals And Providing Resources To Help Them Reach Those Goals On Their Own. “ARISE Does Not Do For The People What The People Can Do For Themselves.”