Tiffany Knox-Floyd and Wendell Floyd grapple with unemployment even as they scramble to feed, clothe and provide for four children.
Nicole Bouchotte, a 61-year-old school bus matron, began making $210 less per month after she and her co-workers went on strike this year and her hours were later scaled back.
The New York Public Library’s acquisition of Tom Wolfe’s papers for $2.15 million, largely with private funds, represents more than twice the amount of the biggest individual gift ever made to the city’s food bank.
Since Taylor Dale’s mother died in 2008, the 9-year-old has been looked after by aunts, one of whom received help to send Taylor to summer camp.
Xavier Cruz, 14, enjoys school, but found it hard to research topics without a computer at home. Now, through the Neediest Cases Fund, he has one.
Judith Rodin, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, discusses “the growing excitement over innovative finance and philanthropy.”
A report commissioned by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s foundation found that the administration had attracted $1.4 billion in noncity financing for public programs.
Juana Rosario brought her granddaughter to the United States to get specialized medical help for the girl, but the family, with scant income, is living in a city homeless shelter.
As Khalilah Hyde-Peyrefitte was preparing for life after college, she could not find a job, and her mother was destitute and depressed after separating from her abusive husband.
After Della Murray kicked a crack cocaine habit, she wrestled with bouts of depression and has struggled to make ends meet.
Even while facing many medical problems, James Leak has taken literacy classes, battled to preserve his mobility and kept his apartment in Coney Island.
Jasmine Carrero grew up severely myopic and eventually went legally blind, but she didn’t discover why until her son lost sight in one of his eyes.
Cynthia Gibbs-Pratt, who lives in a Bronx neighborhood far from her family, tries to hide the fact that her eyesight is deteriorating because she doesn’t want to be perceived as vulnerable.
Katie Commodore, an artist from Flatbush, Brooklyn, has used her naturally facetious attitude to deal with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis she received in 2008.