A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
As long as there has been poverty, there have been people trying to end it. In D.C., Maryland and Virginia there are more than 14,000 nonprofits aimed at easing the strain of poverty or eliminating it all together. Yet, the problem stubbornly remains. We explore what poverty looks like in our region, and why — despite countless man hours, thousands of mission-based organizations, and billions of dollars– poverty still exists in our region.
- Kavitha Cardoza Special Correspondent, WAMU 88.5 News
- Greg Kaufmann Editor, TalkPoverty.org; Senior Fellow, Center For American Progress
- Glen O'Gilvie President & CEO, Center For Nonprofit Advancement
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