Director of Center for Neighborhood Building Reflects on Music, Culture, and Oppression

David McKinney, director of the Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communitiesreflects on his experiences convening with the International Federation of Settlements. … more

Moving Beyond Numbers: Report Details Aramark-Alliance Partnership Impact

More than $650,000 was awarded to organizations that are members of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities network in the form of Aramark Building Community grants from 2009-2014. Sixteen people were hired by Aramark at two different Alliance member organizations that received Aramark Building Community workforce readiness grants. … more

Aramark and the Alliance Launch Aramark Building Community Academy

Aramark and the Alliance for Children and Families Launch Aramark Building Community Academy to Scale High-Impact Health Initiatives

The Alliance for Children and Families, the nation’s largest network of private community centers, and Aramark, a global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, have announced the Aramark Building Community (ABC) Academy, designed to help community centers build capacity and expand programs, with an initial focus on improving the health and wellness of vulnerable families in underserved communities. … more

Race for Results Report is a Rally Cry for Equity

“If the United States had closed the racial achievement gap and African-American and Latino student performance had caught up with white students by 1998, the gross domestic product in 2008 would have been up to $525 billion higher.”

So opens The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for all Children. This report found that in America today, a child’s race has an undue influence on his or her ability to succeed, and persistent inequity limits opportunities for individuals and for our country. … more

Connecting Generations

Alliance Members employ intergenerational approaches

As members of extended families are moving more miles apart and society becomes increasingly age-segregated, human-serving organizations look to intergenerational programming to build relationships and community among generations.

Alliance for Children and Families member Bridge Meadows, Portland, Ore., is a three-generation housing community with homes for adoptive families, many of which are kinship families, and apartments for adults 55 years of age and older. … more

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