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    Add to your knowledge of poverty in the U.S. by following the links on this list to academic centers focused on the study of poverty and its effects.

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    Learn about the history of how we determine who lives in poverty in the United States, and the significant impact this has on policy, programs, and people.
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  • Document
    Review this study on the sustainability of VISTA's anti-poverty efforts, the characteristics of successful VISTA members, the reasons why some project efforts are not sustainable, and factors that predict VISTA project success.
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    Facilitate dialogues about poverty by introducing definitions, discussing factors influencing the distribution of wealth, and brainstorming solutions that can create greater social equity.
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    Access a wide collection of informational and learning resources related to national and community service.
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  • Video
    Build on what you learned about poverty in America at your PSO with these suppplemental resources.
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  • Webinar
    Watch this webinar to learn how to use Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data to assess the demographics and needs of your community. Original webinar took place in 2013.
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  • Webinar
    Watch this recorded webinar from Dr. Stephen Pimpare, author of A People's History of Poverty in America, in which he discusses multiple ways of understanding poverty. Original webinar took place March 20, 2013.
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  • Video
    Watch this video featuring CNCS state directors talk about successful VISTA projects and the impact they have made in communities nationwide.
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  • Video
    Watch this Oscar-winning short subject documentary that follows two VISTAs -- one serving in an urban location, the other on a reservation -- in 1966. This film was narrated by Paul Newman.
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