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  • US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

    July 23, 2012 5:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in... more »
  • Louisiana Ranks 49th in Overall Child Well-Being

    August 17, 2011 7:06 PM

    A new study reveals Louisiana is one of the worst states for overall child well being. The 2011 Kids Count national study ranks Louisiana 49th in children's overall well-being. It doesn't surprise Picard Center Executive Director, Dr. Billy Stokes. A major reason is because a child's well-being is a direct... more »
  • Poverty Rates on the Rise

    September 17, 2010 7:08 PM

    The latest U.S. Census figures show poverty rates across the country have risen sharply since last year leaping from 13.2% to 14.3%. According to government reports, Louisiana has consistently had some of the highest poverty rates in the country. The most recent study reported Louisiana having a rate... more »
  • Breaux Bridge Primary named one of 35 High Performing/ High Poverty Schools

    January 6, 2010 1:08 PM

    Breaux Bridge Primary Named One of the 35 High Performing/ High Poverty Schools in Louisiana. Congratulations goes out to Breaux Bridge Primary for being named one of the 35 High Performing/High Poverty Schools for this school year in Louisiana. The criteria required is that the school earn a School... more »
  • Second Annual Homeless Connect Links Citizens with Resources & Services

    October 29, 2009 10:33 AM

    In recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Week, Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness & Housing (ARCH), Lafayette Catholic Service Centers (LCSC) and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office (LSPO) will host its second annual resource fair, Homeless Connect: Linking Citizens with Resources & Services, on November 18, 2009 from 9 am... more »

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