Welcome to the US home of the international movement ATD Fourth World. We at ATD Fourth World believe that chronic poverty can be eradicated. It can be done by working in partnership with people living in poverty. We work on the grassroots level in over 34 countries and in six areas of the US, and maintain consultative status at the United Nations, UNICEF, UNESCO, and the ILO.
“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.” – Joseph Wresinski
#GivingTuesday has passed, but it’s not too late to Adopt a Street Library ! With a donation of $25 or more, you can help give kids the skills they need to exceed in school and life!
Street Libraries engage children and parents around books, computers, and art in neglected, under-resourced communities. As the Fourth World Movement’s signature project, Street Libraries currently occur in some form in New York City, New Mexico, and New Orleans. Street Libraries developed from the principle of reaching towards a community’s aspirations and the aim of sharing knowledge in the heart of the community.
Visit the Adopt a Street Library page to find out more – and spread the word! Adoptions are ongoing until the end of the year, so keep a Street Library in mind as a great holiday gift!