Springfield poverty State Funds A Two-Generation Approach To Workforce Development By Paul Tuthill • Feb 19, 2019 Listen Listening... / 5:26 Listen to the interview with Ann Kandilis. Massachusetts is funding an experimental program in Springfield to help lift families out of poverty through a different approach to job training. Long Time Springfield Community Organizer Retiring From Day-To-Day Role By Paul Tuthill • Oct 12, 2018 Listen Listening... / 9:48 Listen to the interview with Michaelann Bewsee. The longtime executive director of a grassroots anti-poverty organization in western Massachusetts has announced her retirement. City's Old Housing Stock Gets A Makeover By Paul Tuthill • Apr 25, 2018 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:28 An initiative to restore the older housing stock in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country is continuing this week in Springfield, Massachusetts.