poverty http://ripr.org en Interfaith Vigil At The Statehouse Calls For Lawmakers To Address RI Poverty http://ripr.org/post/interfaith-vigil-statehouse-calls-lawmakers-address-ri-poverty <p>A coalition of Rhode Island religious leaders is calling on lawmakers to put poverty at the top of their agenda this year.&nbsp; The plea was issued at a Statehouse rally Wednesday.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:04:22 +0000 Flo Jonic 27430 at http://ripr.org Interfaith Vigil At The Statehouse Calls For Lawmakers To Address RI Poverty New Data On How Poverty Hurts Kids' Brains http://ripr.org/post/new-data-how-poverty-hurts-kids-brains <p>Stress can affect developing brains, including the kind of stress that poverty can create. But a strong caregiver can mediate those effects. Those are the findings of a new <a href="http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1761544&amp;utm_source=Silverchair%20Information%20Systems&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JAMAPediatrics%3AOnlineFirst10%2F28%2F2013">study </a>in the Journal JAMA Pediatrics. It's not news that stress and poverty can have negative effects. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:46:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24011 at http://ripr.org New Data On How Poverty Hurts Kids' Brains USDA to Help RI Feed Low-Income Kids This Summer http://ripr.org/post/usda-help-ri-feed-low-income-kids-summer <p>Rhode Island is getting a boost from the US Department of Agriculture to help attract more kids in need to its summer food program. The USDA’s goal is to increase participation by 10 percent.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:45:48 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14802 at http://ripr.org USDA to Help RI Feed Low-Income Kids This Summer Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda to Combat Poverty http://ripr.org/post/advocates-lay-out-legislative-agenda-combat-poverty <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Rhode Island has a poverty rate of 14%, according to a scorecard from the Corporation for Enterprise Development, a national think-tank.</p><p>The Economic Progress &nbsp;Institute of Rhode Island holds &nbsp;its annual policy conference Thursday to tackle the complex issue of poverty in the Ocean State.&nbsp; Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sits down with that organization’s executive director, Kate Brewster.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:57:35 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Natalie Jablonski 12624 at http://ripr.org Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda to Combat Poverty