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Making a Two-Generation Model Work in the Real World Lessons from the HOST Demonstration

This brief synthesizes insights to provide guidance for practitioners on what it takes to implement an effective and truly integrated two-generation model. morenext

From The Urban Institute, February 10, 2016

NCFL Family Learning:  Call for Letter Of Intent (LOI) 2016

he National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and the National Head Start Association (NHSA), funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, will award five three-year, $160,000 grants for NCFL Family Learning. NCFL’s Family Learning model provides a two-generation framework to bring family engagement and family learning together through comprehensive, hands-on learning experiences. Current NHSA members are encouraged to review the RFP at this link. Organizations that qualify and are interested can complete the following LOI form. Forms must be submitted by February 29, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. EST. morenext

From National Center for Family Learning and National Head Start Association, February 09, 2016

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

President Obama, You Are Correct—Two-Generation Strategies Alleviate Poverty

Changing economic, job, and family demographics, tumultuous housing and financial markets, and the lack of access to affordable post-secondary educational opportunities have pushed families who had never faced such unprecedented hardships into poverty. morenext

From Huffington Post | The Blog, January 15, 2016

White House representatives stopped in Blytheville to boost new program

The nationwide program is a new effort from the White House Rural Council to address the challenges of rural childhood poverty, according to Sam Scruggs, executive director of the Mississippi County Economic Opportunity Commission Inc. morenext

From Kait 8, January 14, 2016

7 Takeaways From the State of the Union

President Obama delivered a powerful call for all Americans to commit to one another and to live up to the ideals of the United States. He outlined a 21st century collective compact: “To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us." morenext

From The Aspen Institute Blog, January 13, 2016

Awakening the Force of Two-Generations’  Coverage, Access and Affordability


From Center For Children and Families, Georgetown University, January 06, 2016

What Money Can Buy

Darren Walker and the Ford Foundation set out to conquer inequality. morenext

From The New Yorker, January 04, 2016

The Most Important Thing We Can Do to Give Kids a Healthy Start in 2016

Supporting parents and families is one of the most critical things we can do to safeguard a healthy future for our nation's kids. morenext

From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | Blog, December 29, 2015

How Endicott is helping young, single moms get a shot at their college degrees

The Jeremiah Program helps students find child care, hands out laptops and offers emotional support morenext

From Boston.com, December 22, 2015

Women’s Foundation Awards $820,000 in Grants to DC-Area Nonprofits

Investments fund early care and education, asset building, workforce development and job training; increases Foundation’s grantmaking by 30 percent. morenext

From Washington Area Women's Foundation, December 18, 2015

Why Giving Back Isn’t Enough

Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation writes about Americans' legacy of giving back and using philanthropy for generosity and justice. morenext

From The New York Times | Opinions, December 17, 2015

Spotlight Webcast: Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

Exclusive interview about the White House Rural Council and the Department of Agriculture's two-generation efforts to end child-poverty in rural communities. morenext

From Spotlight on Poverty, December 10, 2015

NCFL Applauds Congressional Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act

Two-generation family literacy, family engagement are priorities in bi-partisan effort morenext

From National Center for Families Learning, December 09, 2015

How Can We Cure What Ails American Family Finances?

The perilous state of American family finances cannot be solved by a few new policies alone. Instead, the situation demands action from all the players in the system, including the business community, education leaders, non-profits and government agencies. morenext

From Huffington Post | The Blog, December 08, 2015

How a Coach Can Help Break the Stubborn Grip of Poverty

Organizations across the country that serve low-income families have seen more success in moving people toward economic independence by implementing intentional coaching models. Learn from the successful results from the Crittenton Women's Union that implements a one-to-one coaching program. morenext

From The Aspen Journal of Ideas, December 07, 2015

Hungry, Homeless and in College

Three months after starting college, Brooke Evans found herself without a place to live. She was 19. morenext

From The New York Times | The Opinion Pages, December 04, 2015

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