Jun 25, 2012

Currently in Ohio, tens of thousands of children are being raised in families that have no cash income

These families struggle to survive on a small allotment of food stamps, which can only be spent on food. They have no cash for rent, utilities, clothing, transportation, or anything. Click here to read more.

Jun 19, 2012

Excellent column about issues facing Ohio families living in poverty

The Columbus Dispatch published an outstanding column recently that focused on the many barriers facing Ohio residents living in poverty. The column, by Jon Honeck from the Center for Community Solutions, discusses issues such as the impact of growing up poor, welfare reform and how thousands of  families living in poverty in Ohio are being pushed off of assistance each month.

Click here to read the column.

Jun 11, 2012

Honoring our Athens County ABLE graduates for 2012

Athens County Job and Family Services recently honored our Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) graduates for 2012. During the 2011-2012 academic year, 44 of our ABLE students earned their GEDs. All of the graduates were invited to a graduation ceremony on Friday,  June 1.

To read more about the event, which featured an outstanding speech by one of the graduates, and to see photos from the ceremony and reception, click here.