Once an industrial powerhouse, Middletown, Ohio epitomizes a rust belt city on the road to recovery. ARMCO Steel (now AK Steel Holding Corporation) opened in Middletown in the early 20th century and quickly became a leader in the rolled steel industry and the city’s largest employer. Yet, by the 1960s, the steel industry began its…
Social capital refers to social connectedness (Putnam, 2015). Individuals with high social capital have ties to diverse and significant social networks. The value in these social ties lie in their ability to connect you to the ‘right’ people, such as those who can provide you with employment, and to impart valuable information about what kinds…
Despite recent advances in LGBTQIA rights, progress has not precluded on-going experiences of discrimination, stigmatization, and exclusion among the LGBTQIA community. These negative experiences have contributed to disparities between the LGBTQIA and general population in several areas including income, employment, housing, and health.
CIS of the Midlands serves approximately 2,800 students, K-12, in five schools in the region and offer individualized case management services to 280 students.
Children in Asheville, who live in housing development and are born into multi-generational poverty, face profound challenges in education that inhibit their ability learn in a traditional classroom.
Despite their strong coastal economy, the Brunswick community faces various challenges, chief among them, unemployment and underemployment.
Is America Still a Land of Opportunity for Upward Mobility?