It’s been nearly 21 years since the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act—commonly known as welfare reform—was passed. Most of the debate about the legacy of the bill […]
Dionna Cheatham is the Special Assistant for Policy and Academic Programs at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth Dionna was the Research and Development Intern at the Kent County Health Department, Community Health Division. She previously served as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Emerging Leaders intern in the Office of Congressman Sandy Levin. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dionna earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public and Non Profit Administration; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Grand Valley State University.