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New Funds for Work: Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Youth

January 18, 2018

Two National Assembly members, the National Youth Employment Coalition and Youth Advocate Programs, recently published a new report, “New Funds for Work:  Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People.” The report stems from a convening of juvenile justice and workforce administrators from around the country and includes their recommendations for how to cultivate cross-system collaboration to better serve justice-involved youth, […]

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Boys and Men of Color Thought Leadership Convening: Report & Call to Action

January 31, 2017

Convening Objectives On December 7, 2016, thirty-two leaders from a range of human service organizations convened to reflect on the sector’s existing and emerging role in increasing well-being of boys and men of color in the United States. Participants included direct service providers, research and advocacy groups, national membership organizations, and philanthropic foundations. The group […]

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The Two-Generation Approach Framework: A Closer Look at State-Level Implementation

September 16, 2016

Building Family Well-Being with State-Level Two-Generation Frameworks The National Human Services Assembly has released “The Two-Generation Approach Framework: A Closer Look at State-Level Implementation” funded by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report explores how three states–Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah–are developing and implementing a Two-Generation (Two-Gen) framework in their human service programs. The Two-Gen approach […]

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Financial Stability First (FS1) Discussion Brief

May 6, 2016

The National Human Services Assembly is pleased to share a discussion brief on Financial Stability First (FS1), an initiative generously funded by MetLife Foundation. The National Assembly conducted a pilot project in three human service agencies—one Catholic Charities and two Goodwill, Inc. sites—to determine whether financial navigators in the workplace could be deployed to assist […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families: Two-Generation Policy Recommendations

April 14, 2015

Recent economic downturns tremendously impacted communities and families in the United States, especially young families. There is a growing chorus of voices calling for new models and solutions that meet the needs of both young parents and their children collectively. Two-generation programming provides an important poverty reduction roadmap for young families, making service providers, policy […]

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