The Center on Poverty and Inequality works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States.
The Center's areas of anti-poverty work include national, state, and local policy and program recommendations that help marginalized girls, promote effective workforce and education policies and programs for disconnected youth, and develop policy to combat deep poverty.
Our strategies are to partner with Administration agencies and non-profit organizations to host national conferences, produce and widely disseminate in-depth reports, engage in public speaking, and participate in national coalitions and working groups.
On May 27, The Center on Poverty hosted a national conference on Improving the Outcomes of Students in Foster Care with partners National Center for Youth Law, the ABA Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, and the Children’s Defense Fund. View a video of the conference above. Other conference materials can be viewed here: agenda and speakers’ biographies.
On January 15, the Center on Poverty and Inequality co-hosted a national conference with the White House and the Department of Education, “Front and Center: Bringing Marginalized Girls into Focus in STEM and Career and Technical Education."
We were honored to hear from some of the greatest contributors to the field and be part of the beginning of many meaningful conversations. A special thank-you to our keynote speaker, Aprille Ericsson of NASA, and our surprise guest speaker, her 6-year-old STEM-focused daughter, Arielle. It was an inspiring day.