Here are this week's links:
- The Washington Post focuses on a 19-year-old mother of two who has stayed in school with help from a program supporting teen mothers
- The Dallas Observer profiles a program that seeks to end the cycle of teen pregnancy and poverty by focusing on low-income girls’ etiquette and self-esteem
- In an op-ed in the Ithaca Citizen, contributor Jennifer Wilkins argues in favor of extending Women, Infants, and Children program benefits to farmers markets, writing that doing so will provide better nutrition to low-income families
- As reported by the Associated Press, Illinois will be making more nutritious foods available under the Women, Infants, and Children program
- The Bridgewater Courier News interviews a local mother who has a new home of her own thanks to Habitat for Humanity’s Women-Build events
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