3/21/2012 - CBS News: Ascend Fellow Brings Poverty in America to Light

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On Mar. 19, CBS Evening News aired a special segment discussing poverty in America. The segment featured an interview with Steve Liss, renown photographer and photojournalist as well as recently named Ascend Fellow. The Aspen Institute launched the Ascend Fellows program earlier on Feb. 15 which gathered together the nations leaders, advocates and pioneers working to eradicate poverty in America. Dr. Chris King, director of the Ray Marshall Center, was also selected for the inaugural class of 20 Ascend Fellows. The video can be viewed below or at this link

The Ray Marshall Center is working on several projects aimed at reducing poverty by helping parents and their children. The newest project, the Dual Generation Strategy Initiative, builds off and expands the CareerAdvance
model that the Center designed for Tulsa County. CareerAdvance provides education, training and accreditation in health care, nursing, and other sectors with high earnings potential to parents of children in Tulsa's Head Start and Early Head Start centers. The first year of the pilot concluded in August 31, 2011 and the project is now being scaled up and expanded thanks to support from the Health Professional Opportunities Grant program (HPOG) from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Ray Marshall Center recently released a report of the CareerAdvance project's first year's activities and outcomes.

Go to CBS Video and News Segment

Go to Report: Expanding the CareerAdvance Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma



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