It's Time for Advocacy Action; August Congressional Recess is Upon Us

When Congress begins its August recess, lawmakers usually return to their home states and districts. This is a prime opportunity to inform policymakers of critical issues that affect the people in their district or state, as well as organizations like yours.

To help you the Alliance for Children and Families has released a new August Congressional Recess Action Guide. … 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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