Posts byYu Sun Chin

With Section 8 Waiting List Closed, a Family's Struggle to Get Off the Streets

Marquita and Sydney Wright are a married couple with six children living in Chicago. They have been homeless since November of last year. They are currently waiting to obtain housing through Section 8, a government-run program that provides subsidized housing to low-income households. This is the story of their wait. Since the initial interview in June, the
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Getting By: One Woman's Quest to Set the Table for 9 Children in Chicago's Food Desert

Englewood is one of many food deserts in Chicago, geographical areas with little or no access to fresh food. Food deserts are linked with diet-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, with low-income African American neighborhoods being the most disadvantaged, according to Mari Gallagher, a Chicago-based researcher. According to the City of Chicago, the
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Gym Provides Kids with Hope, Confidence in Neighborhood Beaten by Tough Reputation

The Chicago Youth Boxing Club provides a different sort of space and activity for youth in Little Village, a neighborhood marked by frequent shootings, gangs, drug trafficking and prostitution. The boxing gym places an emphasis on education: it runs after-school programs on topics such as college and marriage, and connects youth with college students and
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Trafficked Boys Overlooked, Underrepresented

For years, the sex trade was ‘their’ problem, a heinous part of culture in poorer nations. But attention here to sex trafficking has slowly increased in recent years with the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and other federal state laws. Still, males remain a largely invisible population within the dialogue on sex trafficking.
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