Public Policy

About the Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building is designed to virtually unite stakeholders of all types in studying and promoting the efficacy of settlement house movement values. This movement's values recognize that all individuals, families, and communities, no matter how challenged, possess aspirations and strengths that can be the foundation for meaningful, lasting change. … more

History of the Settlement House Movement

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building is designed to honor, study, promote, and accelerate the history and values of the settlement house movement. This movement embodies a rich heritage of recognizing that all individuals, families, and communities, no matter how challenged, possess aspirations and strengths that can be the foundation for meaningful, lasting change. … more

Federal Ruling on ‘Cost of Care’ Opens Door for Rate Restructuring

The federal 9th Circuit Court ruled Feb. 22, 2010, that the state of California must pay nonprofit child welfare providers the "full cost of care" allowable under Title IV-E. This report looks at what this case and others like it mean for provider rates in all 50 states.

The federal 9th Circuit Court ruled Feb. 22, 2010, that the state of California must pay nonprofit child welfare providers the "full cost of care" allowable under Title IV-E. This report looks at what this case and others like it mean for provider rates in all 50 states.

Alliance Mission & Vision

To strengthen the capacities and influence of our national network of high-impact nonprofit human serving organizations so that together we may pursue our vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families.

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Partner for Impact
So that together we will increase the number of children, adults and families who are able to live healthy and productive lives, and realize their full potential as contributing members of their communities.

This focus will allow our network to contribute to: … more

Alliance Public Policy Office

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities' public policy efforts are directed out of its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Possible Model for State Place-Based Urban Initiatives

With place-based initiatives like Promise Neighborhoods heating up at the national level, some states are pressing ahead with similar initiatives of their own. This report examines one such effort in Milwaukee.

With place-based initiatives like Promise Neighborhoods heating up at the national level, some states are pressing ahead with similar initiatives of their own. This report examines one such effort in Milwaukee.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Funding in 2011 Budget

The Alliance and its member agencies joined several hundred national, state, and local organizations in calling on President Barack Obama to fully fund the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) in his 2011 budget.

The Alliance and its member agencies joined several hundred national, state, and local organizations in calling on President Barack Obama to fully fund the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) in his 2011 budget.

Promise Neighborhoods: A Planning How-To Guide

This report provides initial guidance to organizations interested in replicating the Harlem Children’s Zone model, including information and assistance regarding how to apply for related federal planning grants.

This report provides initial guidance to organizations interested in replicating the Harlem Children’s Zone model, including information and assistance regarding how to apply for related federal planning grants.

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