Information about 50th anniversary events and new resources on the development of poverty

As many organizations and institutions are planning or have already held events marking the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity Initiative has set up a webpage that compiles information about events, reports and other activities “that explore the progress made for poor people over the last half century and the goals that lie ahead.”

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, War on Poverty Resources, at:


A link to the webcast of the January 8, 2014 event Legacies of the War on Poverty: Lessons for the Future, which was organized by Spotlight, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Russell Sage Foundation is available on the website as well:


The 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty has brought forth many very helpful reports and analyses. The Coalition on Human Needs is compiling them in a new webpage, which will be continuously updated:

CHN webpage:  The War on Poverty:  50 Years Later


The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Poverty and Income webpage contains numerous resources on the development of poverty in the United States, including recent analyses evaluating the War on Poverty at 50.


The Urban Institute’s Understanding Poverty webpage contains a wealth of research, including information about children in poverty.


The Children’s Leadership Council has compiled an informative overview of the War on Poverty programs that help children and youth:

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