Latest News for: Florida poverty


Will Floersheimer Shows How Wall Street Can Give Back

The Signal 11 May 2021
However, his work did not stop at the classroom ... Fortunately for the citizens of south Florida, Will now devotes the same attention and wealth of experience he once gave the finance world to a brand new philanthropic effort ... Will serves as a volunteer at The Lord’s Place, an organization that supports people experiencing poverty in south Florida ... .

Tampa Bay cops take steps to reach Hispanics, starting with social media

Tampa Bay Times 10 May 2021
With nearly 450,000 Hispanics, Hillsborough is home to more than all but three of Florida’s 67 counties — Miami-Dade, Broward and Orange ... Getting the message out will take more work by the Sheriff’s Office, said Nanci Palacios, 31, of Dover, deputy director of Faith in Florida, a nonprofit that helps immigrants and others living in poverty.

Are renters—and the U.S. economy—hurtling toward an 'eviction cliff'?

Phys Dot Org 10 May 2021
Schools and businesses are reopening, diners are returning to restaurants, and fans are returning to sports stadiums, but a new crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic may be just weeks away ... Now the U.S ... Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and Alaska follow at 20% ... Like poverty itself, housing insecurity in the United States falls most heavily on people of color.

Stroke survival rates in Polk reflect underlying social, racial issues

The Ledger 05 May 2021
For instance. ... • Contrast those with Florida overall ... More ... More. Medical People ... Cara Nelson-James, family practitioner at Central Florida Health Care in Dundee. Poverty plays a major role in people failing or being unable to access adequate health care ... She also is chief medical officer for Central Florida Health Care, which has clinics countywide.

Florida has a ‘serious mismatch’ between housing costs and income

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 30 Apr 2021
Nearly 1,000 people move to Florida every day, making Florida the second fastest-growing state in the country ... Florida is one of the five states that are most challenging for extremely low-income renters to find affordable housing, along with Nevada, California, Oregon and Arizona ... Florida affordable housing fund depleted by legislature.

How Colorado’s senior senator Michael Bennet helped create a major anti-poverty program

Colorado Daily 30 Apr 2021
William, the father, started KidsPAC in 1981 to advocate for anti-child-poverty programs. David, the son, is a researcher at Columbia University, where he has made the academic case for anti-poverty programs ... Bennet understands poverty the way an anthropologist understands ancient civilizations ... Marco Rubio of Florida, have criticized refundability.

The Dish: Chef Lindsay Autry creates culinary training program

Palm Beach Daily News 29 Apr 2021
The programs are part of Feeding South Florida’s mission to break the cycle of hunger and poverty by not only providing food, but also by increasing self-sufficiency through job training and workforce development ... Feeding South Florida is accepting applications for both the culinary and warehouse training programs, which are ongoing.

Staffing shortages force two Wooster restaurants to close on Tuesdays

Wooster Daily Record 29 Apr 2021
Two Wooster-area restaurants are now closed one day a week ... Reopening ... Wooster's housing dilemma ... The bill is modeled after a Florida ballot, which passed with 60% of the vote in November. "If we can lift people up out of poverty and give them the ability to look ahead, that goes a long way and benefits the state of Ohio in general," Sen ... .

Read & Feed Delivers Literacy and Love to Needy Families

Jacksonville Free Press 28 Apr 2021
Since 2011, READ USA has distributed more than 250,000 books to students in high need Title 1 schools and community centers in the highest poverty neighborhoods of Duval County, Florida as well as provided new ...

Orlando's Downtown Credo debuts Coffee for Impact collab with Central Florida Urban League

Orlando Weekly 27 Apr 2021
... like ours, which works to end generational poverty in Black communities,” said Glenton Gilzean Jr., President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, in a press statement.

#50. Their Eyes Were Watching God

Dothan Eagle 27 Apr 2021
racism, sexism, segregation, poverty, and gender roles.

Coalition forms to object Pasco Sheriff intelligence program

Tampa Bay Times 27 Apr 2021
The PASCO Coalition, People Against the Surveillance of Children and Overpolicing, is the latest group speaking out about the relationship. In April, the U.S ... The coalition includes the Southern Poverty Law Center, the national NAACP and its Pasco County chapter, the Florida Social Justice in Schools Project and more, according to the release ... 301. .

'Parents' Bill of Rights' heads to DeSantis for final approval

WPTV 22 Apr 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Only the governor's pen is required to secure a "Parents' Bill of Rights" in Florida ... Sen ... Patti Sullivan, the head of Parental Rights Florida, said the state has needed the change for years ... LGBTQ groups have concerns ... "We cannot allow this bill to become law in Florida," Carrie Boyd, with the Southern Poverty Law Center, said ... Gov ... .

Bills on transgender student-athletes, teacher union dues near death

Tampa Bay Times 21 Apr 2021
Florida appeared to be on the fast track to approve the idea ... Read on for that story and more Florida education news ... The House is set to expand Florida’s voucher program. Its legislation would increase eligibility for the program to families making up to 375 percent of the federal poverty level, the News Service of Florida reports.

Florida Republicans plan to expand school vouchers approved by Florida House

Leesburg Daily Commercial 21 Apr 2021
TALLAHASSEE – The more than 20-year push by Florida Republicans to steer taxpayer money toward private schools took a giant leap forward Wednesday with the House approving an overhaul of state voucher programs, making eligible families earning almost $100,000 annually ... Florida Democrats target school board races.