Spencer Michels reports on a program that helps low-income people with no credit gain access to loans and financial counseling. Continue reading
The College Summit program in St. Louis Missouri helps low income students turn their dreams of college into reality. In this interview, teacher Brian Kruger describes how the program transformed the school, his students and his own life. Continue reading
A program that helps Ugandans sell beads in America has brought hundreds of families out of extreme poverty through a woman-to-woman network focused on sales at house parties and a Web store. Spencer Michels reports on the program and the people it helps. Continue reading
Seattle-based coffee company Pura Vida’s core mission is to help its bean growers in Central America improve their lives. NewsHour special correspondent Lee Hochberg reports. Continue reading
Eleanor Josaitis co-founded the Detroit program Focus: Hope more than three decades ago to provide job training and other opportunities to the city’s residents. With the U.S. mired in a recession and the auto industry future uncertain, her group is reinventing itself. Continue reading
On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Paul Solman examined an innovative social entrepreneurship program that uses business methods to achieve social change for at-risk urban youth. You can find the transcript here.
As global food prices continue to rise, hunger in Haiti has fueled food riots and driven much of the population, including many children, to the brink of starvation. Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one man’s effort to alleviate the crisis. Continue reading
Armed with $500 worth of beans, two women founded a non-profit group in Denver to empower impoverished women by teaching them workplace skills and providing jobs to the chronically homeless and unemployed. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading