Poverty Education Center
Programs
  • The Poverty Education Center offers international internships for university students to study issues, places, and programs related to poverty. Meet our interns here.

     

    The Poverty Education Center regularly offers a variety of programs including:

    • workshops for K-12 teachers on innovative and effective techniques for bringing issues of poverty and inequality into their classrooms.
    • lectures by leading scholars on issues of poverty, development, and social justice.
    • events featuring community leaders working in social services, poverty alleviation, and social justice.
    • a consortium of educational and community service organizations working together on poverty education.
    • international and domestic travel-study courses for university students to study issues, places, and programs related to poverty.

    A number of other programs are being developed for the future:

    • a national conference for university educators on best practices in poverty pedagogy.
    • seminars by national and international experts on "what works" in poverty alleviation programs.
    • support for publications and research centered on the teaching of poverty.
    • an arts festival focused on poverty education.
    • seminars for professionals from the business, medical, legal, engineering and educational fields on how to cope with poverty issues in their workplaces and professional practice.