We are living in a society that assumes we are lazy, poorly educated, and entitled. That I need welfare and safety net programs because I don’t want to work, or I’m too senseless to seek a job that pays more, or worse—I expect everything provided without the effort. Of my working years, I’ve spent more time working more than one job than I have just one job. Before I had my first son, I worked 3. I helped manage a gas station, I was a home health aide for a terminally ill elderly woman, and I often worked shifts at other gas stations for the chain. During that time, I worked an average of 112-120 hours per week. Continue reading Being Millenial: The Struggle of Being Hard-Working, Educated, and Skilled in a Society that Assumes You Aren’t
“I feel that most people believe if you work hard you won’t be poor, but that’s just not the case. When you are born into a certain class, it is very difficult to advance to the next class, especially if you don’t have the proper tools or education.” Continue reading Faces of Change: Stacy Nixon – Second Chance Technology.
I spoke with Austin about his experience using public assistance and what he would like to see in his future. Here are his thoughts. What do you believe would help people in poverty overcome economic challenges? “People in Poverty need more resources, especially people like myself with high functioning autism. I want to unlock my … Continue reading Austin A. Poverty in Perspective.