Heather Reynolds, currently CEO and President of Catholic Charities of Fort Worth (CCFW) will join LEO as the first managing director. LEO recently developed a 5 year strategic plan and Ms. Reynolds will lead LEO through a period of growth and implementation of this plan.Read more here
James X. Sullivan, University of Notre Dame Professor of Economics and co-founder of LEO, recently co-authored an Opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal highlighting America's progress in addressing and confronting poverty on a national level. He and co-author, Dr. Bruce D. Meyer of the University of Chicago, demonstrate how the poverty level has "declined significantly over the past 50 years." Sullivan and Meyer have developed a consumption based poverty measure to more accurately determine poverty rates across the United States.Read the article here.
LEO Research Associate Professor David Phillips recently spoke with NPR in Seattle about homelessness prevention and its potential for positive impact and cost effectiveness.Learn More Here
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