THE LANGUAGE OF POVERTY
In 2019, our annual project takes a look at the language of poverty and how we can redefine poverty in a more constructive way to help find solutions that help in ending poverty.
Join our weekly discussion on different words as we:
1. Define words associated with poverty – we likely aren’t all using the same definitions
2. Discuss our reactions to poverty related words and start breaking down why we react in certain ways and how that affects our perception of poverty
3. Learn about the historical context of terminology related to poverty
Join the discussion on social media and/or submit your thoughts via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact us to do a short video interview.
Get involved. We’re looking forward to having you joining the conversation. Get more information
STAND IN THE GAP
Stand “In the Gap” with The One Less Foundation and help create pathways out of poverty for those striving for a better way of life. Part of our work is to ensure that policies and regulations are in place to provide access to resources and financial protections for those in poverty. We’re asking you to use your voice, time and talents to stand in the gap with us and build a bridge for the financially vulnerable.
Five things you can do in 2018, to ”Stand in the Gap” with The One Less Foundation to help end poverty:
1. Participate in our online advocacy days on social media
2. Donate to support our programs that provide training and resources for individuals, families and communities
3. Sign on to advocacy letters to state and federal politicians
4. Join us for our advocacy chats to explore the issues. RSVP
5. Volunteer your time, talents and voice!
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 vs. us” in terms that create division and builds barriers rather than creating solutions.
Our goal is to bring 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.
Find our more about What Poverty Taught Me and how you can get involved as a participant, volunteer, supporter and/or donor and together we can shed a light on poverty and solutions that work to create paths out of poverty.
piggy bank & paint
The Piggy Bank & Paint project partners with elementary and middle schools in under-served communities to bring workshops into schools for students, with a fun way for them to begin learning about money and start creating life long habits of savings. This project also partners with professional artists who work with the students to help them bring out their creative sides and paint their individual piggy banks to showcase their personalities.
We are proud to partner with Citizens Bank on the Piggy Bank & Paint project to offer special youth savings accounts that parents can open for their children so that start learning how money can make money through earned interest.
Learn more about our Piggy Bank & Paint project and how you can get involved as a participant, volunteer, supporter and/or donor and together we can create a new generation of savers.
Emerging Leaders Project
The Johnson House Historic Site is one of our community partners in the Germantown neighborhood. In the spring of 2017, they asked us to become a supporting partner on a project that their new Center for Social Advocacy would be launching at the end of the year. The Emerging Leaders Project is to help identify and train young adults between the ages of 18-30 on how to become effective leaders and advocates for their communities and the issues they want to affect change in. As a supporting partner on this project we were part of the planning committee that created the curriculum for the project and are part of the selection committee and will eventually be tasked with pairing young adults in the program with an older experienced leader and advocate mentor.