The Shriver Report – education

Special Edition

A Better Life: Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon Models Success in Local Politics
In a time when so many women shy away from seeking public office, understanding what enables some to overcome barriers and fear may be critical to engaging more women to seek elected office. Here is how Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon reached her success.  → Read More
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State of the Union Guest Sabrina Jenkins: 1 of 42 Million American Women Pushing Back from the Brink
Sabrina Jenkins, a single mom and veteran from South Carolina, will join First Lady Michelle Obama as an invited guest in her box during tonight’s State of the Union speech, to highlight the face of economic inequality and social immobility. Here is Sabrina’s Story in her own words:
As I look back over the past 25 years of my life, I wonder how things could have been different had I made different choices. Should I have stayed in the military, should I have gone back to school sooner, should I have moved to another state?  → Read More
Unpaid and Undervalued Care Work Keeps Women on the Brink
By Riane Eisler and Kimberly Otis, Center for Partnership Studies
Women do most of the care work in families; they care for children, the elderly, the sick, and the disabled. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women devote more than 110 million hours a year to unpaid interactive child care, more than double men’s less than 55 million hours. This care work is socially and economically essential. But unless we change our current national and state policies, the fact that women do far more of this work than men will continue to be a major reason for women’s disproportionate poverty.  → Read More
Turning Poverty Around: Training Parents to Help Their Kids
By Jennifer Garner
For many people, it’s easier to comprehend and try to address poverty in the slums of India or in drought-scorched Africa than here in the United States. But one in four children in this country is growing up poor. Growing up in West Virginia, I saw this kind of poverty around me in the forgotten mountain communities—kids growing up resigned to their own helplessness. But I always wanted to do something to help, inspired by my own mother’s story.  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
Women Pushing Past the Brink
Have your ever felt that the whole world was suppressing you from trying to fulfill your aspirations? Are you convinced that you are alone in a world of solitude, where you depend only on your instincts and hope for a miracle?  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
The Irony of Today’s College Admissions
Low-income students, like myself, are at the brink of receiving a life-altering college education. While at the same time, at the brink of giving up due to the financial paralysis of getting a single foot in the door.  → Read More
A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink: Charts and Graphs
These charts and data are originally from “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink in partnership with Center for America Progress”. You can download a full version from January 12th – January 15th.  → Read More
Higher Education: Interrupting the Cycle of Poverty
Despite the months and years by which we chart our lives, the quiet reality is that our lives unfold in far-smaller increments—in moments. Along the way, there are moments that seem to stop time, leaving a lasting imprint.  → Read More
Working from the Inside Out: Transforming the Lives of Young Single Mothers
Jeremiah Program provides safe and affordable housing, quality on-site early childhood education, life skills and empowerment training, and support for career-track education. Jeremiah’s goal is to help single mothers—who must be enrolled in higher-education classes—graduate with postsecondary degrees, with livable-wage jobs and strong parenting skills, all while preparing their children for their own school success.  → Read More
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