Kulkarni Poverty Q5

Published by Paola Avendano on

Nonprofits in Southern California can play a pivotal role in reducing poverty by a) helping community members access and utilize public benefit programs such as Medi-Cal, CalFRESH, WIC, and SSI as well as programs that housing assistance or rental; b) conducting research that offers long term solutions, including positive changes for immigrant communities and communities of color and c) advocating at the federal, state and local level for universal health care and free tuition at public universities along with rent control and a move away from mass incarceration in addition to an increase in minimum wage and supportive housing for the homeless.