Focus Area: employment

“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In 2010, the United Nations replaced the outdated Human Poverty Index with the more nuanced Multid mensional Poverty Index, which looks at ten indicators of health, education and standard of living.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

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

Alliance for Justice

March 5, 2018

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.

civic engagement, community organizing, employment, LGBT, race equality, voter engagement, workers rights

American Friends Service Committee – US Mexico Border Program

March 15, 2018

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.

civic engagement, community organizing, employment, farmworkers, immigration, living wage, race equality, workers rights