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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The next big thing in world development may not come from government or NGOs – entrepreneurs with big ideas are revolutionizing social good.
Massive five-year pilot project in Canada has kept 2,000 people off the streets for over two years.
The number of babies born into poverty is growing, according to new Census report.
The American Red Cross received over $300 million in Hurricane Sandy donations, and it still has a third of it. Exactly how it used the rest isn't clear.
Yoobi school supplies company gives paper, pencils and markers to school kids in America's poorest school districts.
A Census Bureau report released Monday shows that more people have moved into poor neighborhoods since the recession--which can make it harder to find jobs, buy a home, or even get married.
The June jobs report blew away expectations with 288,000 new jobs. Where are the jobs, and can we expect more of the same?
Case studies show that giving homeless people high-quality housing and support services works — and it costs less money in the long run.
Merck invests in new life-saving programs for moms, as maternal mortality rates in the U.S. continue to climb.
Research shows that the effects of poverty can alter the human brain — especially in children — and hold back even gifted, talented youth.