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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LEO’s Evans on Capitol Hill: Study shows housing vouchers reduced veteran homelessness

Author: Leigh Lynes

The President’s proposed fiscal year 2020 federal budget includes no growth in funding for HUD-VASH - the supportive housing voucher program for homeless veterans - eliminating new vouchers for anyone not currently holding one. William Evans, co-founder of the...

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ND economics students gain hands-on research experience in LEO’s fight against poverty

Author: Leigh Lynes

Economics students at the University of Notre Dame are contributing to the evidence-based anti-poverty research conducted by Notre Dame economics professors and research faculty at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities...

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U.S. poverty numbers continue to decline, according to 2018 consumption poverty report

Author: Leigh Lynes

A more accurate measure of the poverty rate, based on how much people consume, highlights the dramatic decline in poverty over the past four decades, a fact that is missed by the official government poverty numbers. This can be visualized...

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