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For many, especially women, aging brings with it growing economic insecurity as retirement nears.

Left to right: Jacksonville Legal Aid Intake Director Missy Davenport, Northeast Florida Women Veterans President Deloris Quaranta, Changing Homelessness President/CEO Dawn Gilman and Head of Community Impact, Basic Needs at United Way Jeff Winkler.
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Nearly one out of every seven women in Florida live in poverty, and that number is even higher in Duval County. Meanwhile, about 76 percent of single-parent families headed by women in Jacksonville are struggling to afford basic needs.

GlobalJax Profiles: Radwan Chowdhury

Sep 18, 2015
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More than 40 percent of people living in Bangladesh are below the international poverty line, according to UNICEF.

One First Coast resident, Radwan Chowdhury, originally from Bangladesh, has made it his life’s mission to stop poverty there.

He’s working on his mission through his nonprofit, the UDiON Foundation.

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Prior to the explosive events in Ferguson, MO, alarm about the state of crime here in Jacksonville was making headlines.

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Two candidates vying for the School Board seat in one Duval County’s most challenged districts made their pitch to a lively crowd Tuesday night.

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After three-and a half months without a centralized food distribution center, Feeding Northeast Florida began loading up trucks and sending them out from its new 21,000-square-foot warehouse on Edgewood Avenue on Monday.

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Stark and somber on the outside, FreshMinistries' Eastside Resource Center inside is a bright and bubbling wellspring of hope in a Jacksonville neighborhood more often seen as afflicted with poverty and crime.

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About 200 volunteers armed with maps, questionnaires and flashlights fanned out across Duval County at 4 a.m. this morning for the annual point-in-time homeless count.

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Community advocates in Jacksonville are hoping to take another step towards ending homelessness in the city later this month.

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A half-century after President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty, the nation is taking stock of victories and losses.

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Organizations that help the homeless are ramping up their services as dangerously cold arctic air moves into the First Coast.

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Jacksonville officials are discussing how to help the homeless while also working to revitalize downtown.

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The line began Thursday, and remained into Friday afternoon as thousands of Jacksonville residents came to a parking lot across from Everbank Field to collect free food for Thanksgiving dinner.

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires.

The Department of Agriculture, which runs the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP, as the food stamp program is formally known, says a family of four receiving $668 per month in benefits will see that amount cut by $36. One in 7 Americans receives food stamps.

For the third year in a row, the poverty rate has remained stuck at about 15 percent. Nearly one in six Americans was living in poverty in 2012, according to a new report by the Census Bureau. Despite a slow-moving economic recovery, these latest numbers show that for poor Americans, there are few signs of any recovery.

MAP: Income Inequality in Jacksonville

Aug 21, 2013

The issue of income inequality in the nation’s urban centers has been among the most persistent problems of the last century.

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Back in 2011, three UNF/FSU students envisioned a non-profit that would supply much-needed clean water to third world countries.

Today, after visioning trips and well-water building experience, Water for All Nations is operating with a global board of directors, and co-founder Ryan Winter is moving from Jacksonville to Tanzania later this month to begin implementing its mission.