Online Magazine Launches Year-Long Look at Poverty

Posted on October 25, 1999

The ravages of poverty and the real-life initiatives fighting against them will be the focus of a 12-part series in, a monthly online magazine working to inspire young people, 18 to 30, to take interest and action in their communities.

"Today's youth are passionate about getting involved and building their communities," Rey Ramsey, publisher of, said. "horizon's look at poverty seeks to harness that energy and idealism toward one of the most serious issues facing this country -- an issue closer to each of us than we realize."

The October issue of launches the series with statistics on poverty and welfare reform, plus profiles of former Clinton administration official Peter Edelman, and youth activist Rev. Eugene Rivers, co-founder of Boston's Ten Point Coalition. Upcoming articles in the series will continue to illustrate the impact of poverty across a broad scope of cultures and communities, including foster children, people with disabilities, single fathers and Native Americans.

Published by The Enterprise Foundation, debuted in November 1997. Past issues of have explored community involvement with hip-hop artist Lauryn Hill, actor Edward Norton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa and Sen. John McCain. The Enterprise Foundation is a national nonprofit housing and community development organization, launched in 1982 by Jim and Patty Rouse.