Parenting, poverty, and poetry collide in The Florida Project
by Dan Schank1/17/2018, 11:45 AM
The Florida Project isn't a "feel-good" movie, but it definitely belongs in the "must-see" pile.
Jen Sorensen Cartoons: September 27, 2017
by Jen Sorensen9/27/2017, 10:15 AM
If we talked about white poverty the way we talk about black poverty
Jen Sorensen Cartoons: June 21, 2017
by Jen Sorensen6/21/2017, 10:00 AM
The Sarlet Lunch
United Way Wants Erie to "Just Keep Swimming"
by Tracy Geibel2/15/2017, 9:30 AM
The United Way's Self-Sufficiency Summit demonstrates the power of collective impact.
Jen Sorensen Cartoons: September 14, 2016
by Jen Sorensen9/14/2016, 10:15 AM
The Future of Erie's Schools
by County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper5/27/2016, 7:01 AM
Catalyzing Collaboration to find the best path forward
Erie at Large: No Schools, No City
by Jim Wertz5/25/2016, 3:15 PM
The recent news that the superintendent of Erie's Public Schools must consider closing the city's four high schools to meet a fiduciary duty to the Commonwealth has left the community in a state of panic.
Considering the City: Don't miss Toni Griffin on April 28th
by Civitas Member Lisa Austin4/13/2016, 2:00 PM
Once again, volunteers are offering Erie a gift, a vision. Will Erie accept?
Erie At Large: The educational costs of children in poverty
by Jim Wertz3/2/2016, 11:15 AM
According to the Pa. Department of Education, the average number of public school students living in poverty in 2006 was nearly 80 percent districtwide.
Food Hypocrisy: Injustices Surrounding Modern Food
by Katie Chriest1/21/2015, 6:00 AM
We must demand change to the way our food is harvested.
Exile on State Street: Economic Growth Depends on Governing for the Regional City
by Rick Filippi10/15/2014, 7:00 AM
What we can do about poverty, real estate, and the declining population in Erie County.
Erie School District Renews Focus on Leveling Educational Opportunity
by Jim Wertz8/24/2014, 1:35 PM
Erie School District begins 2014-2015 year with two programs intended to mitigate issues related to poverty.
The Way I See It: The Trouble with Raising the Minimum Wage
by Rebecca Styn6/11/2014, 6:13 AM
Seattle's minimum wage increased to $15 per hour -- more than twice what Erie residents make at $7.25.
Exile on State Street: Poverty, Violence, and No Voice on City Council
by Rick Filippi5/28/2014, 8:13 AM
With at-large elections, many Erie City neighborhoods lack direct representation on City Council.
Violence isn't exclusive to Waldameer
by Ben Speggen5/27/2014, 11:42 AM
Where is the outrage is when violence strikes in the all-too-forgotten neighborhoods in our city?