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.
August 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.
August 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.
August 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.
July 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.
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.
May 24, 2018
Several studies show that higher income was consistently associated with better health.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
April 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.
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.
April 13, 2018
Programs designed to serve poor families should be assessed by the extent to which they help people find employment.