1 in 6 people in NYC (1.4 million) rely on daily emergency food. (Source: Robin Hood Foundation)


  • A New Approach to Catholic Schooling Spreads to South Florida
    November 21, 2016

    This fall, St. Luke officially became a Notre Dame ACE Academy, part of a national effort to revitalize Catholic schooling. There were signs of change students could see. Posters hung around the PreK-8 campus encouraged them to think about a pair of long-range goals: college and heaven. Teachers attended a summer workshop in South Bend, which helped instill a belief that each of their students is capable of reaching both.

    Read more at redefinedonline.org
  • When College Students Need Food Pantries More Than Textbooks
    August 1, 2016

    Universities are discovering that keeping low-income students in school takes more than financial aid. As a more racially and socioeconomically diverse body of students pursues college in the United States, schools find themselves responding to more requests to stock food pantries and hand out vouchers for supplies at campus bookstores.

    Read more at theatlantic.com
  • Revamping Community Colleges to Improve Graduation Rates
    July 7, 2016

    Offer students a less confusing array of courses. Require fewer remedial classes to improve students’ basic math and English skills. Or find a way to pair these not-for-credit courses with others that would provide progress toward a degree. Provide more personal advice. And lower the cost. While some of these steps might seem more obvious than others, they are among the changes community colleges across the country are making in hopes of ensuring that more students graduate.

    Read more at nytimes.com