This paper explores the ways that poverty, racism, sexism, trauma, and poverty can negatively impact learning, decision-making and strategic thinking skills that adults rely on to manage and move beyond complex life challenges. It suggests policies and program models that can address these impacts, such as Mobility Mentoring®, a model of coaching implemented at Crittendon Women’s Union, leading to some early promising positive outcomes for the low-income women who participate in the program.

Topic Area: 
Education and Career Planning
Educational Leadership
Educator Effectiveness
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Resource Type: 
Research/Evidence-Based Practice
PD Center: 
Career Pathways