Melissa Boteach is Vice President of Half in Ten and the Poverty and Prosperity Program at American Progress. In this capacity she oversees CAP's poverty policy development and “Half in Ten: The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years." She’s also the proud mom of a wonderful son, Jake.
Melissa Boteach is Director of Half in Ten and the Poverty and Prosperity Program at American Progress. In this capacity she coordinates “Half in Ten: The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years,” a project designed to build the political and public
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childcare & early education families & the federal budget family economic security Food! healthcare momsrising near you open flexible work paid family leave paid sick days politics & policyJune 16, 2014
With the swipe of a paintbrush or click of a camera, your child can make a difference in the fight to end poverty. Not only that, they have the chance to win exciting prizes, and have their artwork showcased in a national campaign. As part of our mission to build the political and public will to cut poverty in half in ten years, the Half in Ten Campaign is hosting our first ever nationwide art competition with the theme Our American Dream—What Will It Take To Get There? , and the June 30th submission deadline is only two weeks away. We are calling on everyone, ages 4 to 24 , to unleash their...
Three ways we can push back from the brink of poverty – Katrina Gilbert Shows Us How in a New HBO DocumentaryMarch 18, 2014
By Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright Last night, viewers across the country tuned in to watch the premier of the new HBO-produced documentary, “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.” The film, associated with Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress’s The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, follows Katrina Gilbert, a young single mother struggling to make ends meet, and will be available for streaming for free for one week at http://shriverreport.org/film/ . Katrina’s story was featured in the film, but the reality is that there are...