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New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective

Author: Colleen Sharkey

Notre Dame research finds that the poverty rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from 10.9 percent in the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic (January and February) to 8.6 percent in the two most recent months (April and May).

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Future learnings

Author: Leigh Lynes

Outsmarting poverty requires long-haul thinking. This is why we partner with organizations committed to breaking the cycle of poverty across lives and generations. And this is why we have convened a new cohort of six innovative service providers--some of poverty’s...

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We're Texas bound!

Author: Leigh Lynes

Texas has a reputation as a prosperous state with a booming economy that is great for business. But many Texas families aren’t experiencing this same success. The poverty rate in Texas is 13.4%. Unique challenges—such as Texas’ large immigrant population...

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Up at night

Author: Leigh Lynes

Heather Reynolds, LEO's Managing Director I recently revisited one of my all-time favorite sitcoms, Parks and Recreation. Something about the main character, Leslie Knope, has always resonated with me...

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LEO leaders discuss homelessness prevention, and how COVID-19 impacts people in poverty

Author: Leigh Lynes

On a late spring evening, LEO’s Managing Director Heather Reynolds and Head of Research Operations Rachel Fulcher-Dawson discussed with 40 people around the country—from their living rooms, bedrooms, and even closets, in the case of moderator Ted...

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