The Alabama Safety Net and Misdirection of Policies
“COVID-19 has drastically altered the lives of many Americans. Alabamians are no exception to the implications imposed by this pandemic. My Hunger Free Community Report focuses specifically on how the pandemic has increased the inequality that exists in Alabama. The purpose of this research paper is to not only highlight government Safety Net Programs, but also to provide context for why we are where we are in Alabama by analyzing both proposed and enacted legislation.”
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A native of Lexington, Mississippi, Curtis graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in English. His passion for social justice began in the eighth grade, while working with the non-profit Nollie Jenkins Center to help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline tract and research ways to alleviate food insecurity in Holmes County. A former Associated Student Body Judicial Council Member and Congressional Intern for Representative Bennie Thompson, Curtis also served as a Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) Scholar with the McLean Institute. Curtis spent the summer of his junior year assisting migrant families in Spain find jobs and housing and facilitating career development and resume building workshops in Holmes County.
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