National Human Services Assembly

Initiatives

Initiatives to Advance the Human Service Sector

The National Assembly is a leading voice in the human service sector, advancing the collective power, knowledge, strategy, and systems that build well-being within individuals and our communities. Initiatives are a key area where the National Assembly is both member-focused and sector-driven, focusing on several different initiatives that are core to the human service sector, with a goal of promoting shared learning and collaborative action. The National Assembly is focused on driving change in the human service sector, while also providing members with a robust set of programs, resources, and tools to strengthen organizations and to support experts on staff.

Peer Councils

The National Human Services Assembly has long hosted networks and affinity groups for senior leaders of member and partner organizations. Peer Councils exist to facilitate shared learning across organizations.

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Equity & Human Services

The National Assembly is committed to fostering a culture of meaningful equity and inclusion in the human service sector.

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National Collaboration for Youth

The National Collaboration for Youth (NCY), a 45-year old affinity group, is a coalition of National Assembly member and partner organizations that have a significant interest in youth issues.

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Social Justice

Under our expanded focus on equity and social justice, the National Assembly provides resources and thought leadership on key issues.

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Two-Generation

The Two-Generation (Two-Gen) approach builds well-being by working with families to support early childhood education, elementary education, economic stability, and family engagement.

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Financial Stability

Financial stability is a key component of well-being, and nonprofit employers are uniquely positioned to provide the resources and guidance their employees need to reach their full potential.

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National Reframing Human Services Initiative

To create a thriving society, everyone should be able to reach their full potential. The National Reframing Human Services Initiative is an evidence-based communication strategy for building public understanding and support of our sector to build the well-being necessary for every to reach that potential.

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Reframing Resource Library

Find tools, presentations, publications, implementation guides, news items, and more, all relating to the National Reframing Initiative.

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Interested in Advocacy?

Are you a public policy professional in or around the DC area? Learn more about the National Assembly's public policy efforts, the Washington Policy Council, and getting involved in advocacy for the human service sector.

Focused on Equity

Learn more about the National Assembly's commitment to meaningful equity and inclusion work in the human service sector.