poverty http://kbia.org en Faith-based advocacy groups unite for economic dignity in a "Moral Missouri" http://kbia.org/post/faith-based-advocacy-groups-unite-economic-dignity-moral-missouri <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 23.76500129699707px;">Faith-based advocacy groups are uniting with hopes of making change in Missouri on behalf of the state's most vulnerable and marginalized population.</span></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:03:34 +0000 Kellie Moore 49267 at http://kbia.org Faith-based advocacy groups unite for economic dignity in a "Moral Missouri" How to reduce poverty in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/how-reduce-poverty-missouri <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:29:50 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 41723 at http://kbia.org How to reduce poverty in Missouri Columbia joins national movement for better fast-food worker wages http://kbia.org/post/columbia-joins-national-movement-better-fast-food-worker-wages <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WZ92SMD8P3M" width="420"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Can't survive on $7.35 &nbsp;-- can't survive on $7.35."&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:20:29 +0000 Kellie Moore 39636 at http://kbia.org Columbia joins national movement for better fast-food worker wages Missouri activists tackle poverty http://kbia.org/post/missouri-activists-tackle-poverty <p>Activists from across the state met in Jefferson City today to discuss ways to end poverty.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:09:40 +0000 Kate Grumke 31757 at http://kbia.org Missouri activists tackle poverty Increased funding to help young people http://kbia.org/post/increased-funding-help-young-people <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:30:04 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 25034 at http://kbia.org Increased funding to help young people Learning what poverty's really like http://kbia.org/post/learning-what-povertys-really <p>According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, 14 percent of people in Missouri live below the poverty line. That’s almost 900,000 Missourians. KBIA’s Harum Helmy finds out how one nonprofit organization attempts to educate the 86 percent about what it’s like to be on the other side. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:23:27 +0000 Harum Helmy & Ryan Famuliner 24868 at http://kbia.org Learning what poverty's really like Heart of Missouri United way targets the causes of poverty http://kbia.org/post/heart-missouri-united-way-targets-causes-poverty <p>Heart of Missouri United Way announced its new funding recipients Wednesday as part of its Community Impact model, which will shift focus from assisting those living in poverty to targeting causes of poverty.</p><p>Eight new agencies will receive funding next year, and some agencies will lose funding as Heart of Missouri United Way seeks to reduce need in poor communities, not just fill it.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:38:27 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 23031 at http://kbia.org Community works to CRUSH Hunger http://kbia.org/post/community-works-crush-hunger <p><span style="font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; ">Hundreds of volunteers packaged thousands of food packages to send to hunger-stricken countries during&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.crushhunger2012.org/" style="font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 159, 209); ">CRUSH Hunger&nbsp;</a><span style="font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; ">on Sunday.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:46:16 +0000 Kellie Moore 22062 at http://kbia.org Community works to CRUSH Hunger Good news and bad news on Missouri's gender gap http://kbia.org/post/good-news-and-bad-news-missouris-gender-gap <p>In Missouri, women still earn just 74 cents to the dollar, compared to men &ndash; one of the worst ratios in the nation. But a report released yesterday also has some good news on gender equality in Missouri, especially in higher education.&nbsp;</p><p class="Radiotrax"> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:11:57 +0000 Jacob Fenston 10185 at http://kbia.org Good news and bad news on Missouri's gender gap Missouri United Way changes funding strategy http://kbia.org/post/missouri-united-way-changes-funding-strategy <p>The Heart of Missouri United Way voted last week to adopt a new strategy that will focus future funding on programs that address poverty and other issues with at-risk children.</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:08:22 +0000 8070 at http://kbia.org