Nick Albares

Guest Blogger

Policy Analyst, Center’s State Fiscal Project

Washington, D.C.

Nick Albares is a policy analyst with the Center’s State Fiscal Project where he works to evaluate and promote state policies that alleviate poverty. He also focuses on K-12 education funding and state policies affecting immigrants.

Prior to joining the Center, Albares worked with Catholic Charities in New Orleans for five years, where he pursued policies for social and economic justice. He also worked to provide grants to community organizing and economic development non-profit groups through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Albares holds a master’s in public policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame.

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Posted Jan. 5, 2016

Cutting School Funding Hurts Students That Need It the Most

A new report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that most states provide less support per…

By Nick Albares

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Posted May 11, 2017

It’s Not Just About What Happens in School, After School Matters, Too

President Trump’s “skinny budget” for the coming fiscal year is chock full of proposed cutbacks to longstanding federal programs. But one of his most surprising…

By Jodi Grant

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Posted May 10, 2017

Why Poor College Kids Like Us Need to Start Asking for the Help We Need

Growing up, my parents embedded the ideology that I should be happy and grateful for what I have. My mother would say, “Aunque seamos pobres,…

By Guillermo Camarillo

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Posted May 15, 2017

Every Teacher Tried to Get Him on Track But Only This Student Knew Exactly What He Needed

During the first seven months of this school year, I struggled to find a way to motivate a ninth-grade student whom I’ll call Ameer. Ameer…

By Christopher Mah

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