In the county's lopsided economy, public funds are propping up a public transportation system that the public can’t afford.
How we can reduce crime, increase economic mobility, boost college graduation rates, and give communities more tax revenue, all at the same time.
Breaking down the country by income, inequality, poverty and education.
Taking small actions that give people a sense of pride in their neighborhood isn't a crazy starting point for uplifting a community like Lindsay Heights.
Two national magazines take on dissecting the city in the same week. Who wrote it best?
In Buenos Aires, thousands of informal workers are ready to take on the task of improving the city's trash woes, if only the government would let them.
The Jeremiah Program knows what single moms need to finish college: housing and child care.
Today's poor have a new problem: isolation.
Public perception has yet to catch up to the reality that the poor now live in the suburbs, too.
A mash-up of poverty rates and transit quality from San Francisco.
The city says it can't afford to maintain them. Can private citizens make up the difference?
It's not just the recession.
In low-income urban neighborhoods, daily exposure to violence is a reality for many young people.
For one North Carolina credit union, courting Latino immigrant members is a risk that pays off.
New charts explain how America spends money on food.
The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.
Researchers say looters make rational decisions about how far they’re willing to travel to steal what they want.
New Census data sheds light on the relationship between poverty and selected racial groups in American cities.
Where is all of this spending growth coming from? New programs, new people, and health care.