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Poverty Awareness Year 2013: Seeking the resolutions to solving the pervasive problem of poverty in our community

Poverty Awareness Year is an outgrowth of March 2012 Poverty Awareness Week. It aims to “raise the level of awareness about poverty in Delaware County,” a strategy of the 2010 Muncie Action Plan.

Poverty Awareness Year is funded in part by Ball Brothers Foundation.

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Circle Leader Training Graduates – April 2012

Congratulations Graduates! We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication!

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On April 12th, creator and writer of the Read Like a Rock Star and Inspire Like a Rock Star program came to speak at our weekly Circles meeting.


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Teamwork offers the tools that are needed to break the cycle of poverty.

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Two Economists’ Retrospective on the War on Poverty: Reference List

“Happy Anniversary? The 50 Year War on Poverty,” is comprised of stories of historical and personal reflection on the 50 year war on poverty. One article in this book, Two Economists’ Retrospective on the War on Poverty, was written by Cecil Bohanon and John Horowitz. Bohanon and Horowitz are professors in the Department of Economics at Ball State University. The following list is a list of sources used in their article. If you are interested in exploring the topic further please refer to the following:




Census Bureau, Historical Poverty Tables, Table 2, Poverty Status by Family Relationships, Race and Hispanic Origin; found August 7, 2014 at


Consumer Expenditures in 2008. U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. March 2010. Report 1023. Found August 8, 2014 at


Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 2004–2006. U.S. Census Bureau. Found August 8, 2014 at


Meyer, Bruce, Wallace Mok and James Sullivan. The Under-Reporting of Transfers in Household Surveys: Its Nature and Consequence. 2009. NBER. Found August 8, 2014 at


Tax Facts, Historical EITC Recipients, Found August 8, 2014 at


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program Participation and Costs. Found August 8, 2014 at


Table 3. Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009. Found August 9, 2014 at


Tanner, Michael and Charles Hughes, “The Work versus Welfare Trade-off: 2013” Washington D.C., Cato Institute, 2013.


Congressional Budget Office “Effective Marginal Tax Rates for Low- and Moderate-Income Workers”, Washington D.C., Nov. 2012










Happy Anniversary? The 50 Year War on Poverty

The Poverty Awareness Coalition, a collaborative group of 58 organizations and churches, along with TEAMwork for Quality Living, wish to invite you to the unveiling of Happy Anniversary? The 50 Year War on Poverty on Thursday evening,August 28, from 6:45-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 309 E. Adams Street.  (Park in the parking lot on the east side of the church and enter through the glass door near the back of the building.)  This book, which features essays of 40 community members, looks at the country since the 1964 signing of the Economic Opportunity Act, at the services that act brought about and at the issues that still prevail.  Readings by some of those writers will be featured and a discussion will be held afterward.  Each person in attendance will receive a copy of the 88-page book.

For anyone who wants to eat before the meeting, a meal will be served at 6 p.m.  You must have a reservation in order to participate in the meal (no charge but donations are accepted).  Email or call 747-7158 beforeWednesday to participate in the meal