For many low-income working families, a gap exists between their pay, work-related benefits and support and what they need to achieve family well-being and economic stability. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened economic challenges and risks for families. The Center for Public Justice, a national Christian policy and civic engagement organization, proposes to develop and test a research model and media strategies that engage people of faith, including low-income families and faith-shaped employers, in informing and advancing work-family supports. Partnering with the Calvin University Center for Social Research (CSR), CPJ will generate research and policy briefs documenting employer and family experiences and attitudes about several family-supportive policies. This locally grounded research will assess and help build support for family-supportive policies among faith-shaped employers and community leaders in West Michigan and nationally.

Stories featuring Center for Public Justice

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Press ReleasesFebruary 21, 2018

Convenings Featuring Center for Public Justice

Location: Aspen, CO (in-person) & Live Webcast (virtual)
In 2017, Ascend launched the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, a learning and action initiative that developed bold strategies that strengthen parentsā€™ and familiesā€™ employment, economic security, and health and well-being. Six...
ConveningOctober 17, 2019