Helping less fortunate (e.g. rideshare drivers)
I have been riding in Lyft/Uber more lately and enjoying my conversations around how the companies treat their "contractors." One young black man stood out as he was willing to discuss his arrangement of "renting" a car for $200+ per week all so he could make $100-$200/day at best working full time to support himself and his family. He got a tech related certification some years ago, but it hasn't helped him get a better job yet.
I want to be able to help folks like this and not let them waste their potential talents. I'm all for "pulling oneself up by the bootstraps" - what I think isn't right is how far some people are forced to pull themselves up.
How can we help those who have a long way to go with many societally placed obstacles in their way?
EDIT: tipping is assumed and isn't always as helpful as they may not have the financial insight/discipline to do much with relatively small amounts of more money. They need more (useful!) education and networking.