Philanthropy News Digest (PND): In April, the Robin Hood Foundation, in partnership with the Columbia Population Research Center, released the results from its first Poverty Tracker survey, a first-of-its-kind effort to examine income poverty, material hardship, and health in New York City. Based on a sample of twenty-three hundred households across the city’s five boroughs, the data from the survey reveals that poverty and hardship are even worse for New York City residents than official government measures indicate.
Recently, PND spoke with Michael Weinstein, chief program officer and senior vice president at Robin Hood, about the results of the first survey and the larger aims of the Poverty Tracker project. Read more-
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