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.

Why Now?
In August 2014, there is a tremendous need to help elected officials and their staff more fully understand the work Alliance members do every day to provide high quality, home- and community-based services. The critical need to educate and inform congressional decision makers—elected officials and their staff—cannot be overstated. … 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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