For Many Californians, Poverty Is One Minor Expense Away Tess Thorman December 17 2019 More than 7 million Californians live near poverty, with just enough resources to meet their basic needs.
Food Assistance Linked to Student Success in College Brandon Balzer Carr, Rebecca London May 9 2019 With many University of California students struggling to afford food and other basic needs, enrollment in the CalFresh food assistance program shows promise in helping students continue toward their degree.
Interactive: A Look at Child Poverty across California Caroline Danielson, Vicki Hsieh January 30 2019 Governor Newsom’s first budget proposal boosts safety net programs that play an essential role in lowering child poverty in the California.
Federal Immigration Proposal Could Have Widespread Impact Tess Thorman December 5 2018 A proposed Department of Homeland Security rule change could affect hundreds of thousands of Californians who are currently eligible for social safety net benefits.
1 in 4 Child Care Workers in California Lives in Poverty Tess Thorman, Caroline Danielson, Sarah Bohn October 16 2018 While demand for preschools and child care is high in California, the state's child care workers—particularly women of color—are poorly paid and almost twice as likely to live in poverty than workers overall.