Google pledged $1 million to help 400 low-income families out of poverty. Will it work?
By Steph Solis
The Family Independence Initiative, citing census data, notes that 75 percent of families living below the poverty line rise above it within four years, but fast-forward another five years and half of those families slip back into poverty.
But what if the answer wasn’t just food stamps or housing vouchers, but giving poor families a chance to spend money however they see fit and letting them build a network that could help them through the process?