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     Kristen
    78.6 percent of people 25 and older in New York City have not graduated high school. The national average is 84.6 percent.
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     Mu
    As of Feb 1, 2011, in New York City, there were 143,960 families on the waiting list for Public Housing and 124,617 families on the waiting list for Section 8 Housing.
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     Kate Niemczyk
    Nationally, the rate of gang membership has risen by 40 percent since January 2009, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Gang Intelligence Center.
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     Dion
    In 2010, 15.6 percent of New Yorkers are unemployed, underemployed, and have given up looking for a job. The numbers are double the official New York City unemployment rate, according to the latest 2011 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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     Lena Tillett
    Proficiency on the math exam is 38 percent for students in temporary housing and 57 percent citywide. Proficiency on the English language exam is 27 percent for students in temporary housing and 44 percent citywide.
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     WenWen Ren
    In New York City, about 3,000 families apply to shelters each month; among those, 65 percent are found ineligible.
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     Thuy Tran
    More than 20 percent of residents in 9 of 13 congressional districts in New York City lack money for food.
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     Gaby
    In New York City, approximately 340,000 households are food insecure. Nearly 50 million more meals have been served by emergency food outlets since 2006 – an average increase of over 75 percent.
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     Nicole
    women working full-time and year-round in the United States made 81.2 cents for every dollar earned by a man, according to U.S. Department of Labor.
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     Mona
    40% of New Yorkers live in or near poverty
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     William
    In New York City, there are 640,000 Hispanics living in poverty - 28 percent of the Hispanic population.
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    Sarah
    Volunteerism amongst young adults ages 16-24 has increased by 4 percent since 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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