Skip to comments.Tackling Poverty: DC Community Tries New Approach
Posted on 05/24/2014 9:30:04 AM PDT by mdittmar
Residents of the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood have long heard promises about a better life to come.
The promise of a new recreation center. The promise of owning their public housing units. The promise of better schools so their children don't have to scatter far from home to escape a long history of subpar education in the neighborhood.
All promises unfulfilled.
Then, the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative put down a stake with a new promise: to tackle generational poverty with a fresh approach.
With a $28 million Education Department Promised Neighborhood grant
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Wanna tackle poverty with a proven winner ? Have both mom and dad in the home and married. Until then...
I doubt it’s anything new but I don’t want to click the link, but is suppose I have to after seeing “LOL!”
Yeah, really “new”. Problem solved.
Poverty? What poverty? This country is so short on poverty, we have to import it from Mexico.
"Folks,listen up,we're broke!,there will be no more free stuff.
Take care of yourselves."
That would certainly be new, and at some point it will be the only option.
$28 more millions down the rat hole.
1) Pay attention in school
2) Don't hang out with losers
3) Don't use drugs of alcohol
4) Legs closed and zipper up until married *and* employed
5) Work long and hard....and save
I especially like the one about owning their government housing condos.
Direct millions of dollars of tax-payer money towards the problems of the black underclass? Why sure, that’ll work great!!! Because it’s worked so well in the past, hasn’t it? (snicker)
This is tragically sad. The fact is that neighborhoods in DC are turning around. But only because white yuppies are moving in and gentrifying old, run down, crime-ridden black neighborhoods.
There is one ‘hood in particular where the change knocked my sox off. When I lived in DC (25-30 years ago) if I had to drive thru there, i.e., to get to Children’s Hospital/Washington Hospital Center/Catholic University, I’d just pray NOT to get a red light. Just keep moving as fast as I could. Today, I couldn’t begin to afford to live there, it’s gone so chic. There are neighborhoods like that all over DC now.
The transformations throughout DC have been totally amazing. But no thanks to the BS put out by this thread’s article. All that’s happened, realistically, is that poor blacks have moved from DC to Prince Georges County, MD, next door, and brought all their multi-generational problems with them. At some point it has to stop with the people themselves getting responsible. “Acting white,” as it were.
yes—once i read it starts with a 28 million dollar grant, i felt no need to look.. until the LOL :)
90% single mothers....
Take a bow Lyndon Johnson, your War on Poverty is officially a total success.
Only more midnight basketball and gubmint handouts will solve the problems.
And you still do, Claudette, so you're still not poor.
...with a 28 million govt grant....
doesn’t sound like a fresh approach at all. fifty years ago ain’t fresh. fifty years of pouring other people’s money into liberal approaches that don’t work isn’t “fresh”.