Stories of New Jersey aims to make clear the connection between the individual experience of poverty, the structural problems that perpetuate poverty, and the structural solutions that help eradicate poverty.
The Anti-Poverty Network, which publishes Stories of New Jersey, understands that public policy plays a central role in the conditions that either reduce or perpetuate poverty. Accordingly, we focus our collective efforts on statewide policies improvements that can actually change the societal conditions that contribute to the stories highlighted in this project. On a broad level, we identify three primary policy concerns that are most central to efforts to eradicate poverty: Hunger, Housing, and Economic Empowerment.
For an in-depth view on our analysis of poverty and our recommendations for solutions, please read our paper on the subject, updated in October 2015.