Underwater: What’s Sinking Families?
The American Dream is eroding in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Incomes that used to provide a comfortable middle class life are no longer enough to even cover the basics. Even families who are near the median income – an income that should solidify their middle class status – are drowning. Click here to check out Children First’s latest report series.
When children suffer from hunger and poverty, the impact is immediate and long lasting. Research shows that child hunger and poverty is linked to poor educational outcomes and lower lifetime earnings. With a great number of families facing a day-to-day struggle to cover basic expenses, Children First works to promote policies and investments to strengthen safety net programs so more kids can eat healthy meals and families can provide a stable home for their children.