Behind every statistic there's a story - learn more with What Poverty Taught Me

Behind every statistic there's a story - learn more with What Poverty Taught Me

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.