The Alliance shares office space in its Milwaukee headquarters with Families International (FI) and the three other FI companies. The office also houses the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers, which is managed under a partnership agreement with the Alliance.
Ways to Work
Ways to Work is a unique Community Development Financial Institution that encompasses affordable lending, financial literacy, credit repair, and transportation assistance. It is part of the Families International group of companies.
Ways to Work is best known for its auto loan program, which began in 1984 as an initiative of The McKnight Foundation. By awarding small, short-term, low-interest loans to working poor families with challenging credit histories, Ways to Work allows thousands of families to overcome challenges that prevent them from achieving long-term economic self-sufficiency.
The program's success has been documented in several studies and evaluations.
Ways to Work reaches borrowers through a network of loan offices that are hosted by member agencies of the Alliance for Children and Families. This ensures that borrowers have ready access to a wide variety of social and self-sufficiency services to help them be successful with their loan.
More than 30 Alliance members currently operate the Ways to Work program in nearly two dozen states.
Contact Ways to Work for more information.