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Lane Anderson
Lane Anderson writes about causes for the national edition—including issues such as poverty, hunger, and social inequality. She lives in New York City, where she has taught at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.

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A program called Circles matches a poor family with three or four middle and upper-income families that form a volunteer support group. The program operates in 23 states.
Got an idea to save the world? Unreasonable Institute will send you to "camp" with Google execs and world-class thinkers. As long as you can help one million people.
Child poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years — but 14 million American kids still live in poverty.
Two years ago, after the Sandy Hook shootings, Boise mom Liza Long wrote a blog post that went viral about her struggles with her mentally ill teenager. Today her son is healthy, and her new book is a plea for ...
The country's elite colleges still, by and large, admit mostly rich kids. Still, some schools are bucking the trend and opening their gates to high-performing kids from modest backgrounds.
Disasters create lots of good intentions — but they can be misplaced. Of the 300 charities created in the aftermath of 9/11, only a few are still around.
From active military to vets — American soldiers and their families are going hungry.
A study of 800 Baltimore school kids finds that those born poor stay poor.
"Poverty penalties" — exorbitant fines for things like expired plates and overdue traffic tickets — profit from the poor, and too often land them in jail. Fines by Ferguson's court system surged by ...
Corey Allred went to India four years ago to start a school and noticed that girls started disappearing from the rolls. His search for them led to brothels in Mumbai and unearthed an epidemic in sex trafficking...