Archive for September, 2016

How Living in Poverty Affects Women and Their Children: Teen Pregnancy, Education, and the Future of Women

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty. Find out how to help those living in Baltimore.

Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty, which can have an alarming impact on their children.

It is a revolutionary time to be a woman in America, as we not only have the right to vote for our president, but to vote for a female candidate if we choose to do so. These are just a couple examples of the many strides women have made in history, but if you are a woman living in poverty, life in America can still leave much to be desired – especially if you are pregnant or have a child. Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty. Let’s discuss how living in poverty affects women and their children specifically. (more…)

MBK’s Commitment to Education: The Importance of Forming Healthy School Attendance Habits Early On

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
School Attendance

When opportunity calls, we want your student to be present to answer. School attendance is key.

Here at My Brother’s Keeper, we want to continue to urge the importance of school attendance – especially for those younger students. Why, you may ask? Well, it is true that school attendance is important for students of ALL ages, but we hope that stressing the importance of school attendance at a young age will contribute to helping these younger students form healthy learning habits early on, minimizing the risk of getting “left behind” educationally. (more…)

Educational Statistics About Children Living in Poverty

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Hunger and Learning

Children living in poverty do not always have access to the education they so truly deserve.

The back-to-school-jitters are over, and Baltimore students are finally starting to nestle into the school year ahead. For children living in poverty, attaining an adequate education isn’t an easy feat – and by no fault of their own. My Brother’s Keeper is committed to transforming its community, which includes breaking the cycle of poverty. Let’s discuss how this ties into educational growth, school attendance, and more. (more…)

An Interview with Dorothy Cunningham: President of the Irvington Community Association

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

As a 20-year resident, Dorothy Cunningham takes her role as president of the Irvington Community Association very seriously and wishes for continued positive growth. 

At My Brother’s Keeper, we consider ourselves neighborhood caregivers. Providing members of the Irvington community in Baltimore with invaluable resources is something we are proud to do. We want residents in Irvington to understand that we are all working together towards a greater good. That is why we found it essential to highlight Dorothy Cunningham this week. She is a 20-year resident of the Irvington community, a board member at MBK, and the president of the Irvington Community Association. Read on to learn more about her. (more…)

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