Fall 2014 - 62425 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Fighting a New War on Poverty
Although approximately the same proportion of our population is poor today as it was when LBJ launched the War on Poverty in 1964, the face of poverty is quite different. Many of the bold initiatives that LBJ put in place made a huge impact, but we still have a ways to go to ensure that children have the opportunities they deserve to achieve the American dream. This PRP will create a new agenda for fighting poverty today. The group will develop bold plans and devise actions that can make those plans a reality. Students with an interest in poverty, education, health, family/child, or social welfare policy will work together to foster a new vision for reducing poverty. The new agenda for fighting poverty and ensuring social mobility will be shared at the LBJ Schools culminating events for the 50 on 50 celebration of LBJ’s legacy.