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Program Connects Rice University with Fifth Ward to Reduce Poverty

Posted on · Five years ago, Rice University launched a program to connect students with organizations in Houston’s Fifth Ward. The primary goal of the Community Bridges program is to sustainably reduce poverty in the area, which community leaders describe as impoverished. One of the organizations Rice is partnering with is Small Steps Nurturing Center. It’s a preschool […]

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The State of Houston Business, and Reducing Poverty in the Fifth Ward: Tuesday’s Show (May 2, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of business and the economy in Greater Houston with the help of News 88.7 business reporter Florian Martin. Also this hour…

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Collaboration with KERA’s ‘Think’ Examines Race, Education and Poverty

Posted on · On Wednesday (March 8, 2017), Houston Matters is collaborating with KERA’s Think in Dallas for a conversation about race, education and poverty. Hosts Krys Boyd and Craig Cohen will guide the hour-long discussion looking at how these three aspects are intertwined. Here in Houston, we’ll talk with News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee, who’s been […]

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Report: Houston’s Richest Are Becoming More Isolated from Everyone Else

Posted on · Houston’s high-poverty areas have quadrupled since 1980, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The county’s upper-income census tracts tend to be more homogeneous — meaning that individuals with similar levels of income live in the same place. The researchers said this trend has been amplified over time, with […]