Working at Robin Hood, most of us eat, breath and dream about fighting poverty in New York City. And now, one staffer has taken that passion and turned it into a book.
Cindy Lamy is the Manager of Metrics here at the Robin Hood – which means she is responsible for creating and updated more than 170 equations that our program officers use to determine the value of each grant that is made. Her new book, American Children In Chronic Poverty: Complex Risks, Benefit-Cost Analyses and Untangling the Knot addresses the multitude of obstacles faced by those, particularly focusing on children, living in poverty. She outlines, what we here at Robin Hood hold as truth, that by comparing the benefit of various poverty fighting programs against the cost of programs, we can determine which programs and policies produce benefits that exceed costs, thereby providing evidence for an efficient fight against poverty. And ultimately, she believes that when we respect and care for the least members of our society we create a strong, successful society in which everyone prospers.
Congratulations on this incredible accomplishment Cindy.