New name conveys vision; new headquarters helps achieve greater policy influence

National Network of Human-Serving Organizations Adopts New Name and Headquarters

The Alliance for Children and Families, a national nonprofit organization with a member network of nearly 500 nonprofit, human-serving organizations announced today that effective immediately it has changed its name to the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. In addition, it has designated its long-established Public Policy Office in Washington, D.C. as its headquarters, and has made its former headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, its national operations center. … more

Historic Nationwide Partnership Formed to Reform Federal Child Welfare Financing

Alliance, American Public Human Services Association, and National Organization of State Associations for Children to impact child welfare finance reform debate

Three leading national organizations have formed an historic partnership to collectively impact the child welfare finance reform debate taking place on Capitol Hill. At the heart of the partnership is a comprehensive strategy for achieving child welfare financing and practice alignment by using proven practices to ensure the system is designed to achieve better outcomes.

Both the public and private child and family serving sectors are represented in the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), the Alliance for Children and Families, and the National Organization for State Associations for Children (NOSAC) partnership. … more

Villarreal Recognized With Peter B. Goldberg Aramark Building Community Executive Leadership Award

Aramark Honors Anselmo Villarreal, President and CEO of La Casa de Esperanza, Inc., of Waukesha, WI for Outstanding Community Center Leadership and Advocacy

Dr. Anselmo Villarreal, president and CEO of La Casa de Esperanza, Inc. in Waukesha, Wisconsin, was honored today with the 2014 Peter B. Goldberg Aramark Building Community Executive Leadership Award in recognition of his innovative and inspirational work to create strong families and communities. The recognition includes a $40,000 Aramark grant to La Casa de Esperanza.

The award was announced by Aramark, a global leader delivering food, facilities and uniform services, and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, during the Alliance National Conference in Pittsburgh on October 16. … more

2014 Alliance National Conference Award Winners

 The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities announced the winners ofseveral annual awards during Thursday’s Awards Luncheon at the 2014 Alliance National Conference.

This year’s awards included the Alliance Commitments Awards, Peter B. Goldberg Aramark Building Community Executive Leadership Award, Samuel Gerson Nordlinger Child Welfare Leadership Award, and Spirit of the Alliance Award.

2014 Award Winners

Alliance Commitments Awards … more

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