Building on strengths reduces rural poverty

Combating poverty is never easy, but the WSU Okanogan County Extension’s Horizons Program is making strides to facilitate systemic poverty reduction from the inside out. Funded by the Northwest Area Foundation, the pilot project offered an 18-month, $352,000 grant for leadership programs and activities to rural communities experiencing demographic changes, as well as income and […]

Vancouver lecture series eyes homelessness

“Globalization of Homelessness and Poverty” is the focus of Washington State University Vancouver’s Spring 2005 Honors Lecture Series.The series, which will take place throughout spring semester, will feature nine lectures dealing with poverty. Upcoming lectures include: Feb. 27, Mark Lakeman, representative from The City Repair Project in Portland, will discuss “The Village Lives.” March 17, […]