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Heartland front cover

STAFF PICK OF NOVEMBER

For the staff pick of November, WISCAP chooses ‘Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth’ by Sarah Smarsh. ” An eye-opening, topical, and moving memoir of one woman’s experience of working-class poverty…

2019 Poverty Matters! Conference

The 2019 Poverty Matters! Conference was held September 11-12, 2019 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This year’s theme was “Securing Opportunity in Wisconsin.” The ‘Poverty Matters!’ conference annually brings together organizations and individuals committed to fighting poverty…

The people of the abyss cover

STAFF PICK OF OCTOBER

For the staff pick of September, WISCAP chooses ‘The People of the Abyss’ by Jack London. “A masterpiece of reportage, The People of the Abyss is a riveting first-hand account of Jack London’s life on the streets in the East End of…

the affordable housing reader cover

STAFF PICK OF SEPTEMBER

For the staff pick of September, WISCAP chooses ‘The Affordable Housing Reader’ by J. Rosie Tighe & Elizabeth J. Mueller. “The Affordable Housing Reader brings together classic works and contemporary writing on the themes and debates that have animated the field…

Front Cover of the book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

STAFF PICK OF AUGUST

WISCAP chooses “Confronting Suburban Poverty in America” by Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube as Staff Pick of August! It has been nearly a half century since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Back in the 1960s tackling poverty “in…

High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing Front Cover

STAFF PICK OF JULY

For the staff pick of July, WISCAP chooses ‘High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing’ by Ben Austen. Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini-Green grew to twenty-three towers and a population of 20,000—all of…

2019 Poverty Matters! Conference

Registration for the 2019 Poverty Matters! Conference is now open. This conference offers an exhibit hall, 4 plenary sessions and over 30 workshops. Our theme is Securing Opportunity in Wisconsin and each of the workshops fall under the following tracks: Community Action…