Infographic: What Does it Mean to Be Poor in America? | KQED
The national poverty rate was 14.8 percent in 2014, the latest year data was available. That amounts to roughly 46.7 million Americans living poverty, roughly the same number as the previous three years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Homeless teen refuses to give in to labels
Kendal Benjamin, 17, spends many afternoons in the weight room at C.A. Johnson High School. The graduating senior plays football, track and wants to study athletic training in college. He comes to school every day, and many around him don't know what it's like when he goes home at night.