At the Pisgah Legal annual poverty forum, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman noted that the U.S. ranks next to last of industrialized nations in child poverty rates. Photo by Leslie Boyd
Children First/CIS, a local nonprofit that uses education and advocacy to fight child poverty, celebrates its success stories with Xpress in this monthly column. This month, meet a dedicated volunteer and two boys he’s helping develop into thriving children. Photo courtesy of Children First.