Skills Mismatch — a Root Cause of Poverty

by Lauren Solidum Special to The Leaven "The strong job market isn’t benefiting all Americans," according to an article by McKinsey & Company. It illustrates a point that is incredibly necessary to understand as we navigate the modern  world. Many Americans face persistent barriers to finding a job, even as employers are struggling to fill [...]

2022-11-11T14:19:05-06:00November 11, 2022|

Help Catholic Charities Fight Hunger, One Family at a Time

by Lauren Solidum Special to The Leaven “For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things” (Ps 107:9). In Kansas, one in every 10 people is food  insecure, meaning that they are unsure where their next meal will come from. This figure includes over 100,000 children. In a country like the United [...]

2022-10-17T13:14:19-05:00October 17, 2022|

Afghan Refugees to the Area Met with Outpouring of Support

by Lauren Solidum Special to The Leaven “Thank you for all of your efforts to protect me and my family.” These words of gratitude came from an Afghan man, who left Kabul as the Taliban began its violent takeover. He is one of the 231 Afghan refugees who Catholic Charities has had the privilege to [...]

2022-05-18T11:38:36-05:00May 18, 2022|