What would it take so that all kids in Michigan have the chance to reach their full potential?
To help us find some answers, we're doing things a little bit differently.
Sure, we're talking to national experts and researchers about what does and does not work when it comes to overcoming poverty. But we're also spending time with real people who are struggling to get ahead.
Our goal is to follow several kids and families over the course of the three-year project to better understand what challenges they face, what resources are available, and where the gaps are.
Here's a preview of one of the families we've been spending time with: