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Leading organizations and experts working to create a portfolio of two-generation solutions through practice, policy, evidence building, and political will. More next


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There Have To Be Better Ways To Fight Poverty. The White House Wants To Find Them.


From The Huffington Post | Politics, February 03, 2016

Grant to bring broad support services to struggling noncustodial parents

The Colorado Department of Human Services’ Division of Child Support Services is one of six agencies selected to participate in a nationwide research project aimed at increasing reliable child support payments among noncustodial parents. The project would prepare them to work in higher-paying, in demand jobs with opportunities for career advancement. morenext

From Colorado Department of Human Services, February 02, 2016

National Center for Families Learning Announces Family Engagement Initiative for Head Start

Two-generation Family Service Learning effort will focus on improving outcomes for low income, ethnically diverse families. morenext

From National Center for Families Learning, January 28, 2016

Bipartisan idea to lift millions out of poverty

Last month, Congress recognized the importance of tax credits for low-income workers by ensuring that these credits will not expire for families with children. morenext

From The Hill, January 21, 2016

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Beyond Report Cards

Beyond Report Cards

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Weaving and Charting: Demographic Change in 2016

Weaving and Charting: Demographic Change in 2016

January 26, 2016Read Full Post