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Self-Sufficiency Series

This series profiles local programs from across the country that are implementing “Principles of Economic Mobility” contained in President Trump’s Executive Order on Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility.

Blog Posts

The World of Work

The Building Health and Wealth NetworkAugust 16, 2018

The Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, in Green Bay, has developed a creative approach to job training and developing employment skills to help youth. Learn more about Pathways to Employment.

Building Your Own Safety Net

The Building Health and Wealth NetworkAugust 9, 2018

The Building Wealth and Health Network, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, PA, focuses on TANF customers building social as well as financial capital. Learn more about Building Your Own Safety Net.

Preparing Youth for Success in West Virginia

Mission, West VirginiaAugust 2, 2018

Mission West Virginia’s T.H.I.N.K. program is working to equip youth with the tools to successfully transition into adulthood and to become self-sufficient. Learn more about Mission West Virginia’s T.H.I.N.K. program.

A Fresh Start: Living in Recovery and Gaining Self-Sufficiency

Avivo - Minneapolis, MNJuly 26, 2018

Avivo is an example of a local facility trying to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders and to increase self-sufficiency. Learn more about Avivo.

A Family-Centered Approach to Promoting Self-Sufficiency

Jeremiah Program has 7 locations in the U.S.July 19, 2018

Jeremiah Program is a nonprofit organization that aims to put families on a positive trajectory toward self-sufficiency. Learn more about Jeremiah Program.

Improving Individual, Community Health Through Better Employment

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.May 24, 2018

Several studies show that higher income was consistently associated with better health.

Beyond Pregnancy Prevention: Preparing Youth for the Future

Bethany Christian Services, Grand Rapids, MIMay 17, 2018

A federally-funded program in Madison Heights, Michigan, provides entrepreneurship, employment and educational training opportunities to youth in foster care. Learn more about Bethany Christian Services.

New Child Care Solutions to Support Working Families

NYC P3 provides education/occupational training for young parents with child care for their childrenMay 10, 2018

New York City Performance Partnership Pilot provides education/occupational training for young parents with child care for their children. Learn more about NYC P3.

Co-Location: Kenosha County’s Strategy to Move Parents to Work

Kenosha County, WI Child Support AgencyMay 3, 2018

Children First SHARP (Supporting Parents, Holistic Case Management, Access to Employment, Reaching Goals, Positive Parenting) is an evidence-based model for serving noncustodial parents, standing on the shoulders of its predecessors. Learn more about Children First SHARP.

After Prison: A Second Chance, a New Job, Better Health

Transitions Clinic NetworkApril 26, 2018

Employment is crucial to the success of those reentering society after incarceration, but there are significant barriers once an person has a criminal record. Learn more about Transitions Clinic Program.

From Addiction to Freedom and Self-Sufficiency

April 19, 2018

Bridge/Grace House’s philosophy is that all of their clients, despite their difficulties, possess great potential and the ability to transform their lives. Learn more about Bridge/Grace House.

Putting People at the Center: Highlighting Local Efforts to Promote Economic Mobility

Eric D. HarganApril 13, 2018

Programs designed to serve poor families should be assessed by the extent to which they help people find employment.






Content created by Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Content last reviewed on August 16, 2018