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Lifting each out of poverty until there is one less


“What Poverty Taught Me”

In the US, we often talk about poverty as a debate between the “haves and the have-not's”, or “them” in terms that create division and builds barriers rather than create solutions.

This year, we’re bringing the focus of poverty back to what really is important – each individual. We’re moving the conversation away from academia and politics to real stories of poverty. We’re putting a face to poverty; faces you see, faces you may know, and faces you may not recognize. Poverty is our neighbors, our co-workers, college students, teachers, office workers, and people we walk by on the street every day. Poverty affects the educated as well as the uneducated. We’re bringing the reality of poverty to the front lines so we can all work together to find solutions that work to end poverty.

How can you get involved?

We’re collecting stories and we need your voice. If you have a story that you want to share, you can get it to us one of the following ways:

Twitter: Tweet us your thoughts and participate in the weekly discussion using #WhatPovertyTaughtMe


Facebook: Post your stories, share your thoughts and comments and follow the conversation using #WhatPovertyTaughtMe


Tumblr: Post your stories and photos, share your thoughts and comments or upload a short video telling your story.


YouTube: Upload a short video telling your story of or thoughts about poverty. View videos created by us and others


Email : Send us your stories, photos or short videos.


Live Interviews: Participate in a live interview, contact us at 215-278-4400 or at to sign up.

What are we looking for: Your real and honest stories. We are not here to judge, we’re here to collect and share the real experience of poverty so we can focus on those in need.

Follow us on our social media sites for updates and to watch the project develop. At the end of our project there will be a compilation video that tell the stories,realities, hardships and triumphs over poverty.