December 4, 2020 -
Victoria Bowden, 25, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, shares her and other young people's difficult experiences trying to get by during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now a graduate student intern with the Southern Economic Advancement Project, she offers practical ideas for fixing the systems that put young Southerners at risk of heavy debt, poverty, homelessness, and mental illness.
May 12, 2016 -
Latinos have historically been a small voting bloc in Arkansas, but immigrant organizers say the GOP frontrunner's xenophobic rhetoric is driving many to get involved in the 2016 election.
March 24, 2016 -
Supporters of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a 19-year-old teen from Honduras who was detained by immigration officials in Durham, North Carolina, won a temporary stay of deportation after a month-long fight involving his family, friends, teachers and local congressman.
February 19, 2016 -
A new Institute report finds that young Latino voters will be a key factor in the coming years in strengthening the voice of the Latino community in the South.
February 12, 2016 -
This interactive graphic allows readers to explore the rise of young Latino voters in Southern states.
October 21, 2014 -
A lack of upward mobility for young people is a bigger problem in the South than in any other U.S. region, according to a new report from MDC, a North Carolina-based research nonprofit that focuses on reducing poverty and addressing structural inequity.
April 9, 2013 -
Young adults face dramatically high rates of unemployment, and the problem is particularly severe in Southern states, which are also grappling with high poverty rates.