Areas of Focus

Health

How do the social determinants of health affect poverty? If we understand poverty as trauma, how can trauma-informed care reduce poverty? How can public health policy address poverty?

Housing

Which strategies and initiatives work for reducing homelessness? How can we better understand the relationship between gentrification and poverty?

Education

How can we better understand the relationship between public and private school institutions and poverty?  How can universal pre-K be implemented at the local and national level to address poverty, and how effective is it in doing so? How can we understand the role of diversity and inclusion education in reducing poverty?

Income

What labor practices reduce inequality and increase inclusion in the workforce? What policies at the local and national level support workforce development and social mobility?

Methods

What methods of teaching and learning about poverty and community development, as well as assessing that learning and community impact are most effective? How do such pathways as community-based learning (CBL) and community-based research (CBR) impact student learning and community development? How can restorative justice methods impact student learning about poverty and injustice as well as impact community development?

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Upcoming Events

October 2021

25
Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
26
Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
29
Postgraduate Service Lunch | Alliance for Catholic Education
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

November 2021

02
Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
02
Getting Something to Eat in Jackson
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
05
05
Mini Postgraduate Service Fair
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
05
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
09
Taste of PATH
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
11
Information Session | Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 8:00pm to 8:30pm
12
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
14
Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor Brunch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:30am
14
Higgins Film CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
29
Virtues & Vocations Presents Howard Gardner: What is Good Work?
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

December 2021

03
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
03
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm