Welcome to Monday Matters! Spread awareness to help important causes and start your week off right by making a difference each Monday, even if that is just to pin, tweet, or share to pass this information on.
What image comes to mind when you think of poverty?
Starving African Children? Slums of far away countries?
Close to 50 million people in America are impoverished.
1 out of 2 in the U.S. is near the poverty line.
How can we end poverty in America?
Is there anything that we can do to change the problem of poverty in America?
Last summer the Tavis Smiley Foundation partnered with the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland to launch a $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge to find solutions to hunger, education, and sustainability. Three winners were chosen.
Click for more information about the Social Innovation Challenge.
After which, Tavis Smiley Foundation’s four year poverty initiative to alleviate poverty in America with a national civic engagement and communication program began:
“ Our mission is to create the public and political will to end poverty by empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change.” Travis Smiley Foundation
“Everyone can play a role. Raise your voice. Raise Awareness. Rally for change. By taking action in your community, you can be a part of the solution to alleviate poverty nationwide.” Tavis Smiley
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Join the Poverty Fighters
- Share your story of what poverty looks like in your own community
- Pledge to take action to fight poverty
- send a letter to congress
- share on social media
- challenge your friends