Civic and resident engagement strategies to make your work more effective, based on four organization’s experiences.
We partner with Nonprofit VOTE to provide members with resources and support to help their communities get out the vote.
National Family Week is an annual celebration during Thanksgiving. It encourages celebration of strong families and advocates for policies that foster community connections.
Guide for advancing a nonprofit’s goals through advocacy. Provides steps for implementing an advocacy agenda and tips for educating staff, board members, and volunteers.
The Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building is expanding its capacity to amplify the proven approaches of the settlement house movement with new resources and staff. The Center has named Jerica Broeckling as its new associate director and Maria Van Hoorn as program manager.
In this newly created position, Broeckling will play a key role in developing the Center’s offerings in civic engagement and constituent voice and implementing new opportunities to connect and amplify the values, practices, and proven approaches of the settlement house movement across the Alliance network. … more
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
“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
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