New Anti-Poverty Program Spans 5 Counties

The program was devised with help from The Institute, a collaboration among 13 higher education institutions, with support from CEO and The Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City poverty fighting organization. Other partners include Unite Pennsylvania, a coordinated care network of health and social service agencies that use a shared technology platform to allow electronic referrals and sharing of information; Persistence Plus,a service providing students with messages designed to motivate lasting behavior, something Pohlidal likened to how the Women With Children “nudges” students toward success; and RESULTS, a group of volunteers trained to advocate for changes in government policy or funding that can have the biggest impact on reducing poverty.