poverty

Baylor
10:31 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Baylor Philanthropy Lab Awards $100,000 To Local Nonprofits

Ryland Barton, KWBU News

Baylor students participating in a course called the Philanthropy Lab donated $100,000 to local nonprofits today. The class evaluated over 60 nonprofits and distributed the money based on qualities that would help Waco like education, health, culture, civil rights and community development.

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Poverty
12:14 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Recap Of KWBU's Poverty Series

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This month we’ve been taking a look at poverty in Waco—a little over 30 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about twice the average poverty rate across Texas. We’ve talked to Waco city leaders, educators, and activists about what exactly’s going on in Waco—and we discuss different programs across the city that are trying to attack the causes and remedy the effects of poverty.

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Poverty Series
9:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Poverty Series: Buddy Edwards and Shamethia Webb

Brodie Bashaw, KWBU News

This month we’re taking a look at poverty in Waco--about 30 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about double the state’s poverty rate. And one of the biggest ways that poverty affects the lives of Wacoans is food insecurity. This week we talk with Buddy Edwards, the executive director of Caritas in Waco, and Shamethia Webb, the regional director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a non-profit based at Baylor that addresses hunger issues across the state.

 

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Poverty
4:04 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Poverty Series: Malcolm Duncan Jr. and Virginia DuPuy

Brodie Bashaw, KWBU News

This month we’re taking a look at poverty in Waco--about 30.1 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about double the state’s poverty rate, and Waco’s median household income is $32,239 a year, that’s about $20,000 less than families make on average across Texas.

 


 

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Poverty
6:07 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Rep. Castro Talks Poverty At Texas Hunger Initiative Summit

The Texas Hunger Initiative closed out its three day hunger and poverty summit at Baylor University with a talk with Joaquin Castro moderated by Baylor President Ken Starr.


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