Seventeen-year-old Ashley Ankeny has been waiting most of her life for a family to call her own. Her wish comes true Saturday when the people she calls “my dream family” adopt her.
Given the numbers, we know the poor and homeless live among us. But who are they, really? Thirty photographs going on display today let us see into the lives of poor and homeless people in the Twin Cities.
Facing a big budget deficit, how will the GOP-controlled Legislature deal with expensive “safety-net” programs for the poor? GOP Rep. Morrie Lanning, who has worked on poverty issues, offers some hints.
The program funded by the St. Paul Area Council of Churches is part of a broad plan to improve academic achievement at one of the community’s most troubled schools. The efforts are paying off.
People who live along the Central Corridor light rail are poorer than average. How will the line affect their health and quality of life? There are fascinating projects underway to figure that out.
The unhealthy tend to be non-white and poor. An innovative effort called the Community Health Worker Project is having some success in narrowing that health chasm.
The Ellis family history is punctuated by successes and challenges. Now homeless, they spend their days in a shelter, wondering about the past and looking for work to reshape their lives.
Cabrini Partnership, a nonprofit organization licensed by Hennepin County to provide housing and services for homeless adults with mental illness and chemical dependency, asked Minnesota’s three major gubernatorial candidates their views on homeless
Gregory Ellis and wife, Waukisha, have three children and once made $62,000 year. Today, the Ellises struggle to understand how they ended up in a Minneapolis shelter for homeless families.
A child born into one of the wealthier areas of the Twin Cities — say, certain neighborhoods in Edina or Eagan — will likely live at least eight years longer than a child born into an impoverished, inner-city neighborhood.
New U.S. Census numbers showing a growing gap between the rich and poor raise this question: What, exactly, is “enough”? Local artists will offer an answer.
Mary Ann Prado of Minneapolis Community and Technical College helps students handle some of the perhaps less typical challenges of college life: homelessness and hunger.
Thanks in large part to the efforts by a Minneapolis church, a 30-unit apartment building opens today for families who work and pay taxes but can’t afford market-rate rents for decent housing.
A St. Paul program teaching low-income students the job and professional skills they need to succeed in the corporate world is producing remarkable success stories.
An outreach program of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis will document with photos the struggles and successes of homeless persons.
Kay Harvey: Oral history exhibit gives Minnesota’s homeless a voice
Bunk beds in dorms, yes, but baby cribs? There’s a crying need for just that kind of accommodation at the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center in St. Paul.
A report released today offers a close-up look at Minnesota’s immigrant population, and highlights some important and provocative questions.
A new national report draws attention yet again to the wide divide between blacks and whites in school achievement, this time spotlighting the difference in high school graduation rates for black males versus white males here and around the country.
It’s a little risky getting the word out on the White Privilege Conference planned for Minnesota, organizers say, because discussions about the advantages of being white in America can be so provocative.
Given all the talk lately about making English our official language, you might think people not born here don’t want to learn English. New immigrants in Minnesota tell you otherwise.