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Tennessee Department Of Human Services Launches 2G For Tennessee Awareness Campaign

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) launched its two-generation approach to poverty with an informational webpage named “2G for Tennessee.” The new webpage outlines the Department’s strategy for implementing the 2 Gen strategy that creates cycles of success for Tennessee families utilizing the two-generation approach. morenext

From The Chattanooga, March 29, 2016

Strollers on Campus

With families in tow, parents on campus require different support than traditional students. morenext

From The Atlantic, March 21, 2016

Women’s Issues Are More Than Clickbait. A Nuanced Approach Can Build an Effective Movement

The women's movement has and continues to be a big tent movement -- interested in wage parity alongside climate change, affordable childcare alongside sexual freedom, global health alongside criminal justice. Why? morenext

From The Huffington Post, March 08, 2016

Vinci, Noriega: Keeping America great one child at a time

As the presidential primary season rolls across the country and debates escalate about keeping America great, it is important to refute those who believe the 47 million Americans living in poverty are doing so by choice. morenext

From The Houston Chronicle, February 27, 2016

When Low-Income Parents Go Back to School

Earning a GED can have financial benefits for parents who didn’t graduate—and make it more likely that their children will get a diploma. morenext

From The Atlantic, February 19, 2016

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria: In the big picture, we are all Flint

The recent news regarding the leaching of lead from pipes into the water supply of Flint, Michigan, due to corrosion from a change in water source has been well reported in the media. As a primary-care pediatrician who works with underserved communities, it broke my heart to learn that in this day and age countless children had their brain development stunted by chronic lead exposure. As a public health educator, it broke my heart yet again to witness the failure of a basic system that we should be able to trust: safe drinking water. morenext

From Cap Times, Madison, WI, February 12, 2016

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

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