Facts About Poverty

While the statistics about poverty paint a picture of a country in need of change, here are the stories of people who are working in their communities to make a difference. Read the Stories of Hope.

What can you do?

Get the facts about poverty.

Get involved in your community.

Reflect on poverty, pray for solutions.


Maria de Lourdes Valencia
Associate Director, Culture of Life
Phone: (858) 490-8323
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Christina Slentz, PhD
Associate Director, Creation Care
Phone: (858) 490-8327
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Mark Smith
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8324
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Rev. Emmet Farrell
Spiritual Advisor, Creation Care
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