A poverty simulation was held at Winthrop University. The poverty simulation is not a game. It is an enriching experience that imparts a number of lessons, and no two students will come away with the same experience. Read more


Book review of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will To Survive Read more

Reviews & Commentary

The characters in Shoplifters will continue to live with you. They can never be forgotten. The enormity of all they teach, now and upon reflection, is incalculable. Read more

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During the holidays, it's almost impossible to avoid discussions of food. What about the nearly 18 million people in America who are dreading these conversations because they lack adequate economic, social, and physical access to food. Read more


I am not like other 19-year-olds. I never had much of a childhood. Back in Africa, I didn't go to school. There are possibilities here. In social work school. At Chadron State College. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018

Workshops and other forms of training on poverty offer options for agencies to bridge the gap with their multi-disciplinary staff. However, not all poverty trainings are equal in quality or ideological viewpoints. Read more


In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared poverty the single most pressing, chronic health issue for children in the U.S. Recent research shows poverty is likely the largest determinant of adverse health experiences throughout the lifespan Read more

Real World Clinical

Poetry about shouting out in opposition to racism, sexism, poverty shaming. Written by social work student Danielle Mund of Champlain College. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2016

Book review of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America Read more

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Review of the book Legacies of the War on Poverty, by Martha J. Bailey and Sheldon Danziger, reviewed by Garrett Hanson. Read more

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