Boston’s new anti-poverty program is producing positive results. It’s called Family Independence Initiative, or FII, a non-profit that started in San Francisco. “What we’re trying to do, is to say, ‘For the last 60 years, there’s been a war on poverty, and things have only gotten worse,’” Jesus Gerena, head of the Boston FII office, said. “So what can we do different and what did people do prior to be able to get people out, and help them to get out?”
“There’s no such thing as a whole story; every story is incomplete,” Howard Zinn once said. Sadly, Zinn passed away today. His legacy shaped a new kind of history- one shaped by everyday people. He believed that history is never finished and that each of us plays a crucial part in it.
History is always in the making.