Helping More Kids Live in Better Neighborhoods

Honest question: How many of you have fond memories of the neighborhoods you grew up in? Shouldn’t every child have the opportunity to grow up in safe neighborhoods full of tangible opportunities they can see? However, in a piece for the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity Blog, Barbara Sard from the Center for Budget and Policy…

10 Effective Policies to Lift Parents and Children Out of Poverty

Today, nearly 45 percent of all children live in low-income families, and almost 3/4ths of them are in single-mother households. Earlier this month, Ascend at the Aspen Institute released their new report, “Top Ten for 2Gen,” as a culmination of a 3 year discussion with professional and families about how two-generation strategies can best support…

Join us: Creating an Opportunity Agenda for America

You’re in the fight every day, but on September 30, we invite you to join us and other state, local, and national level human services professionals and advocates to talk poverty and collective impact! Let’s create a vision for opportunity in America that encompasses the work we do. While over 52 million Americans are actively…

Map the Meal Gap: A Look at Food Insecurity in the United States

49 million people in the United States are food insecure, and 16 million of them are children. An annual report from Feeding America, “Map the Meal Gap,” provides a detailed look at the families facing food insecurity in the United States at the county, state, and national level. Feeding America is a national network of more than…

Putting Financial Stability for Low-Income Families First

NHSA’s 2014 Convening of the National Collaboration for Families in February focused on increasing financial stability for low-income families. The convening was attended by 24 national organizations who care deeply about creating upward social mobility for low-wage workers. Presentations highlighted effective employer-based services and strategies to help address the financial needs of a growing low-wage, front-line workforce.…