In the community, Schools, Special Reports


Across Malheur County, people are working to improve the lives of families and their children. In their own words, they explain.

In their own words, they explain.

Why I care – an English coach.

Speaking: Xochitl Fuhriman-Ebert, Ontario School District

This is part of the Malheur Enterprise series, “Children of Poverty.”

Part 1: Malheur’s kids in peril as parents, programs struggle with economic, social challenges

Part 2: Children tucked into RVs, living with friends as Malheur County housing remains inadequate

Part 3: Children in Malheur County going hungry as families struggle with income, issues

Part 4: In Malheur County, school workers step in to care for children short of food, clothing

ABOUT THE SERIES: “Children of Poverty” is a five-part series by the Malheur Enterprise examining why the county’s poverty rate remains high. The series is the result of a partnership between the Enterprise, of Vale, Oregon, and a special team from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

ENGAGE: Share your view. How can the community improve life for children in impoverished circumstances? Who should take the lead on this issue? Send an email to Publisher Les Zaitz: [email protected].

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