Explore the life of Volunteer Corps members: Vincent Fanelli and Maria Sandvik

Explore the life of Volunteer Corps members: Vincent Fanelli and Maria Sandvik

ATD Fourth World Volunteer Corps members share a common commitment to working together to build a more just world. They work full time alongside individuals and families facing challenges of persistent poverty and choose modest lifestyles, sharing resources, and receiving the same basic living stipend regardless of the length of their involvement or the job […]

An Ocean in the Desert

An Ocean in the Desert

Children add fish to the ocean! From Gallup, New Mexico Dear Friends, The last few months have seen many changes at the Gallup Flea Market–site of our weekly Story Garden–as new management took over. The transition meant that some of the fixtures at our Story Garden space were no longer available to us: our castle, […]

Building Peace in NYC.

Building Peace in NYC.

Summer is always an exciting time for Street Libraries! This summer, ATD Fourth World New York organized three Festivals of Arts and Learning; at the Jamaica Family Residence Shelter in Queens and in the communities of the Brownsville Housing and Ocean Hill Public Housing Development in Brooklyn. We have fostered relationships with each community in […]

Mark Fusco: Teacher and Students Making Changes

Mark Fusco: Teacher and Students Making Changes

ATD Fourth World interviewed Mark Fusco, a teacher at Hyde Leadership Charter School who worked with us for the October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [IDEP] in 2015. Mark and his students presented a powerful speech during the commemoration at the United Nations. After the event, the high school students carried the […]

Roles We Play: John White, Supervisor

Roles We Play: John White, Supervisor

The Roles We Play is a communications project started by ATD Fourth World in England. The project explores the roles played by people with a lived experience of poverty within their families, communities, and society at large, which often times are not recognized. The aim is to highlight their efforts, recognize their contribution and challenge […]

Esther Rodriquez: A Caring and Sharing Grandma

Esther Rodriquez: A Caring and Sharing Grandma

The Roles We Play is a communications project started by ATD Fourth World UK. The project explores the roles played by people living in poverty within their families, communities, and society at large, which often times are not recognized. The aim is to highlight their efforts, recognize their contribution and challenge the negative attitudes often […]