Poverty Alleviation Posts
What the Dallas Street Choir Taught Me About the Importance of Connection
Burnesser Janet Firshein reflects on the importance of community for people experiencing homelessness.
“Evicted” Book Review: Eviction Is a Cause—Not Just a Consequence—of Poverty
"Evicted" follows low-income families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. It's a must-read if you care about the growing inequality and poverty in the US.
Want to Solve Appalachia’s Problems? Listen to Those Who Live There.
The best ideas to close health gaps in Appalachia come from those who live in the region. We attended the SOAR Innovation Summit in Pikesville, Kentucky, where lots of these local solutions were on display.
Meet Nine People About to Change the World
Meet the 2016 Karel Fellows! These outstanding students are committed to creating positive change in the world and will spend a summer interning with some of DC's best nonprofits.
From Homelessness to Home
Mr. Ford is an army veteran who, after being homeless for more than a decade, recently moved into his first apartment. We worked with the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network to help tell his story.
How Can Pediatricians Help Fight Childhood Poverty?
For the one in five children who are poor in America, the stress of poverty is a daily reality. And it affects kids’ brains and bodies. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that pediatricians screen all children for poverty risk factors.
Our Creative Portfolio
Videos, graphics, gifs, Twitter, blog posts, websites – these days, there are so many ways to communicate beyond traditional media, and Burness does ‘em all. To showcase some of our recent creative work, we’ve put together a new creative portfolio.
Does Money Stress You Out? You’re Not Alone.
Finances are a struggle for Americans – and not just the poor. In fact, more than half of Americans — 57 percent — are considered financially unhealthy. Our partners at the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) are working to change that.
Our Partner Shut Down. Here’s Why We’re Smiling.
Typically, we’re pretty sad when our partners go out of business. But we were thrilled when the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) announced its closing earlier this year. Why? Read on.
What Makes a Working City?
Up on the high hills of Potrero, California, you can see sweeping views of the Bay and the city. It’s a view shared by two very different worlds. One half of the hill is dotted with multimillion dollar homes—the other half of the hill makes up Potrero Terrace & Annex, a low-income housing complex. These kinds of disparities occur all over the country—from Miami to Chicago, from Brooklyn to Washington D.C.