Impact University: The Atlantic


How Kids Learn Resilience >

Tough, Paul. (June 2016, The Atlantic): In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.


Middle-Aged White Americans Are Dying of Despair >

Khazan, Olga. (2015-11-04, The Atlantic): Even as longevity increases across the rich world, uneducated white Americans are living sicker and dying earlier. Two economists speculate on the reasons why.

Portraits of Poverty

All Hollowed Out: The lonely poverty of America’s white working class >

Chen, Victor Tan. (2016-01-16, The Atlantic): "Problems of mental health and addiction have taken a terrible toll on whites in America—though seemingly not in other wealthy nations—and the least educated among them have fared the worst."

The Atlantic

20 Years Since Welfare ‘Reform’ >

Edin, K. and Shaefer, H.L. (2016-08-22, The Atlantic): Today, across the country, welfare is—at best—a shadow of its former self. America's poorest are still dealing with the consequences of the legislation that Bill Clinton signed into law two decades ago.

Payday Lending

Payday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It? >

McLean, B. (2016-05, The Atlantic): The practice is slowly being regulated out of existence. But it's unclear where low-income Americans will find short-term loans instead.

Load More >

Impact America is an AmeriCorps Program.