Recipients Speak
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 Public Jobs
Literacy Gap

People Struggling to Make It

For the past three years, the Institute for the Study of Civic Values has invited people from all over the country to send us their views on welfare reform and welfare itself.

Here is what many who responded had to say:

The People Speak: Welfare Reform

So now we want to hear from the recipients themselves. How are you doing--as you struggle to make it? Is it working? Or are the obstacles too great?

Send us your statement and story and we'll reprint it on this new page, devoted to the thousands of people in welfare-to-work programs in  Philadelphia who are now struggling to make it:

Welfare to Work: People Struggling to Make It


Fill in your First Name:

Your email address:

Tell us how you're doing in trying to become self-sufficient :