Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“’The power of human kindness and generosity carved a permanent place and space in my heart and I will never forget their loving faces and gentle touch as they placed their hard-earned money in my hand.’” Iowa Businessman Jonnie Wright Pretends To Be Homeless, Reminds Us Of The Power Of Giving (Huffington Post)

“The encouragement of his mother and his teachers at the Bushwick School for Social Justice sustained his motivation. The experience served as fodder when he was developing his college essay.” Two Months in a Homeless Shelter Spurred a Teenager’s Desire to Study (New York Times)

“Acknowledging the issue is the first step, Woodson said. ‘That’s the kind of dialogue that I’m trying to get going,’ he said. ‘I’m trying to get both conservatives and liberals to debate which interventions improve the lives of poor people.’” Mostly ignored, shifts emerge in the politics of poverty (CNN)

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