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Obama Anti-Poverty Programs Begin to Take Shape

The president's neighborhood-based anti-poverty initiatives will soon move into a second stage. But in an era of budget-cutting, Promise Neighborhoods and Choice Neighborhoods face a steep political challenge.

Going National

We are so desperate for any little inkling for success

No Sign Of Mayor's Promised Antipoverty 'Zones'

A year ago the mayor said he'd launch Harlem Children's Zone-style programs in Brooklyn and the Bronx. But as the Obama administration funds a similar initiative, the city has yet to move.

Harlem Program Scrutinized, Obama Initiative Cut

Congress is contemplating a major reduction to President Obama's flagship anti-poverty program, as its model—the Harlem Children's Zone—faces new questions about results.

Some Harlem Residents Balk At Charter School Plan

The Harlem Children's Zone wants to launch a school at a public housing development. But some tenants worry that their children's needs won't be met.

Promises To Keep:
The Obama Poverty Plan

The 'Promise Neighborhoods' plan has the policy world abuzz about the first major federal antipoverty effort in decades. But the effort has not yet been launched, and details are hard to come by.

Is The Promise Real?

The Harlem Children's Zone Becomes a Template for National Change.

Those Who Lend A Hand Up
Wouldn't Mind A Handout

In needy times, social services nonprofit leaders strategize about how to do even more with even less.


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