Any social condition which brings about negative consequences to the society is termed as a social problem. For instance, poverty is a social problem because it negatively impacts the lives of people in the society, their family members, and friends. Poverty as a social problem permeates every dimension of society and culture in the America. Many Americans are said to live in poverty because they lack access to health care, education, sanitation, and several other facilities. Poverty in America is attributed to low-levels of income for members of the society. Local and national organizations now work hard to assist people recover from the problem of poverty. This paper describes the role played by two organizations, the Coalition of Human Needs and RESULTS, in assisting Americans address the problem of poverty. The role played by the two organizations will be analyzed while applying various sociological concepts including society, culture, social organizations, social structure, social identity, and inequality.
The Coalition of Human Needs is a group of national organizations which work together to create policies aimed at addressing the needs of the poor and other vulnerable members of the society. Members of this alliance include religious, civil rights and organizations which are fighting for the financial needs of children, women, people with disabilities and the elderly. The Coalition of Human Needs addresses the needs of poor people in the society in two ways. First, this organization convenes meeting and works with member organizations to implement collaborative strategies that focus on public policy issues especially for people living in poverty. Second, the Coalition of Human Needs work together with member organizations to create economic opportunities that assist members of the society to reduce and completely eliminate poverty (CHN, 2015).
By doing so, the Coalition of Human Needs helps to promote equality in the society with the help of social organizations which play their roles as required. Additionally, the Coalition of Human Needs works hard to create a culture where each and every member of the society is able to meet individual financial obligations. Basically, this organization focuses in information concerning human needs and poverty issues affecting members of the public. The Coalition makes its decisions based on legislative analyses, action alerts, issues briefs, and other information sources. These sources assist the organization to initiate projects that can help generate money for the poor members of the society (CHN, 2015).
RESULTS is an organization which demonstrates maximum commitment to poor people in the society. This organization works hard to influence political decisions that will help to end poverty and that will ensure that each and every member of the society can effectively meet his or her financial obligations. RESULTS trains, supports and inspires volunteers to become skilled advocates who can fight for the rights of poor people. With time, the trained volunteers acquire skills on how to advise and guide policy makers on how to reduce poverty levels of members of the society. Some of the issues that RESULTS focuses on include how to improve the society’s access to health care, education, and economic opportunities. The volunteers spend every little time they have to help influence public policies that will support millions of people to get food and access economic opportunities that will help them raise money to assist the vulnerable children (RESULTS, 2015).
RESULTS addresses the problem of poverty in the society in two ways. First, the organization pushes for policies and legislations the specifically address the problem of poverty. Second, RESULTS empowers members of the society to have powerful voices that they can use to end poverty through self-advocacy. In order to achieve this, RESULTS performs detailed research and oversight to identify the specific needs of members of the society. In addition, RESULTS mobilizes and educates members of the public including the media on the importance of eliminating poverty among members of the society. The organization uses volunteers, public speakers, and elected officials to pass the message of ending poverty (RESULTS, 2015).
RESULTS is an organization which struggles to eliminate social inequality by making members of the society to be at almost the same level financially. In addition, the organization tends to eliminate social identity by helping members of the society to combine their personal worlds with economic opportunities available in order to solve their social problems. This eventually helps to create a culture where each and every member of the society can take of himself or herself financially. RESULTS also helps to create a social structure where each and every member of the society is able to play his or her role to ensure that poverty is reduced and eliminated. Supported by detailed research and staff members with excellent legislative backgrounds, RESULTS acts as an advocate for the poor members of the society and it uses its legal capabilities to change the world as a whole (RESULTS, 2015).