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A combination of policies would reduce New York City’s poverty rate by nearly 69%

Promising policies include transitional jobs, earnings supplements, a higher minimum wage, increased SNAP benefits, and more.

Source: 2015, How Much Could Policy Changes Reduce Poverty in New York City?
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25.4% of American adults volunteered with a nonprofit organization in 2013

25.4% of American adults volunteered with a nonprofit organization in 2013

That year, volunteers contributed 8.1 billion hours—worth an estimated $163 billion.

Source: 2014, The Nonprofit Sector in Brief 2014: Public Charities, Giving, and Volunteering
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In 2012, 96% of gains in charitable giving were offset by losses in giving

In 2012, 96% of gains in charitable giving were offset by losses in giving

Gains of $769 million from new, current, and previously lapsed donors were nearly canceled out by losses of $735 million.

Source: 2013, 2013 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report
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$53,850: The average total debt among Americans with a credit file in 2013

That number was substantially higher for people with a mortgage ($209,768) than people without a mortgage ($11,592).

Source: 2014, Debt in America
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About 77 million Americans have a report of debt in collections

More than a third of adults with a credit file have a debt in collections and owe, on average, $5,178.

Source: 2014, Delinquent Debt in America
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In DC, blacks and Latinos account for 95% of pediatric emergency room visits for asthma

In DC, blacks and Latinos account for 95% of pediatric emergency room visits for asthma

Like elsewhere, low-income children with asthma in DC face challenges accessing ongoing care.

Source: 2014, Making Sense of Childhood Asthma: Lessons for Building a Better System of Care
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