Andrea Elliot

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The 'Invisible' Homeless Children of New York

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Here’s a statistic that might surprise you: The United States has the highest child poverty rate of any developed nation except for Romania. Nearly half of all New Yorkers live below or very close to the poverty line. Children make up a large part of this population—in total there are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York. Andrea Elliot, reporter for our partner The New York Times, profiled one family caught in the shelter system in her five-part series “Invisible Child.”

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Profiling a "Girl in the Shadows"

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New York Times reporter Andrea Elliot spent a year with Dasani, a child living with her family in a Brooklyn shelter -- one of 22,000 homeless children in New York City. She describes the process of gaining the family's trust, and the policy response to the personal story she chronicled.

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