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How Second Chances Impact Communities

How Second Chances Impact Communities

Our communities need to understand and appreciate Kevin and others like him. We must begin to see past our biases and speak life into those who have fallen. The poverty of community is just as important (if not more important) than economic poverty, and the butterfly effect I am describing is always at play either in a positive or in a negative way.

The Top 5 Recommendations to the Feds on Economic Mobility

The Top 5 Recommendations to the Feds on Economic Mobility

If you had the opportunity to tell federal agencies what they need to do to help low-income people improve their economic circumstances, what would you tell them?
This is not an arbitrary question. It was formally asked by the current administration in Washington, D.C.

Equitable Options In Education

Equitable Options In Education

Since 2016, the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) has demonstrated the existence of welfare cliffs. Now a team of five economists has come to the same conclusion. Welfare cliffs are an unfortunate feature of the American welfare system.

Welfare Without Dignity Doesn’t Work

Welfare Without Dignity Doesn’t Work

The fact of the matter is that systems like Medicaid, food stamps, and other programs are not designed to move people into a better life. Instead, they are a stop-gap that simply meets an immediate or temporary need.

Welfare Cliffs Exist—Concludes Team of Economists

Welfare Cliffs Exist—Concludes Team of Economists

Since 2016, the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) has demonstrated the existence of welfare cliffs. Now a team of five economists has come to the same conclusion. Welfare cliffs are an unfortunate feature of the American welfare system.

Reentry is not enough

Reentry is not enough

Reentry has long been the sole focus of the prison system. However reintegration is a more wholistic community-based process that involves a citizen transitioning from an antisocial member of society into an individual who controls and directs their own lives.

Field Trips in the Time of COVID

Field Trips in the Time of COVID

Field Trips In The Time Of COVID   By Heidi Holmes Erickson  We all remember a time as students when we boarded a bus, a brown paper bag with a smashed sandwich in hand, anxiously waiting as our teacher gave us information about the day’s field trip. Field trips are a...

The Power of Second Chances

The Power of Second Chances

The Power of Second Chances By David BassImagine stepping from a life of homelessness characterized by desperation and deprivation to a full, rich life in which you can contribute and build a future. That was Jonathan’s story of transformation. As a graduate of CKS...

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