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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

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 May 24, 2018