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The Three R’s – Message From the CEO

January 17, 2019

During his tenure at Goucher College, President Jose Antonio Bowen has introduced a new meaning to “the three R’s.” Rather than the old school – reading, (w)riting, and (a)rithmetic, Goucher promotes learning based on relationships, resilience, and reflection. President Bowen will have more to say on this in the book he is writing, but essentially, […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

January 17, 2019

Since the Census Bureau announced the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the National Assembly has called for its removal. Adding the question would lead to a significant undercount and undermine the apportionment of congressional seats in some of the most populous states and urban areas, many of which have large immigrant populations. […]

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Reframing newsletter

Begin at the Beginning: The Public’s Take on Human Services

January 10, 2019

With a new year upon us, we thought it would be useful to revisit the origins of reframing by taking a close look at the FrameWorks Institute MessageMemo, “Talking Human Services,” that is the research-based foundation for the National Reframing Initiative’s work. We frequently refer readers to “Talking Human Services,” and so in this issue […]

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Public Charge and Johnson Amendment Issues Still Alive

January 3, 2019

In 2018, NHSA followed the administration’s proposed Public Charge rule closely. We participated in the Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition, submitted public comments to the Department of Homeland Security opposing the rule in its entirety, and provided guidance for organizations to do the same. In all, over 210,000 comments were submitted by the December 10 deadline, […]

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Word of the Year – Message From the CEO

January 3, 2019

Each year, Merriam-Webster chooses a “word of the year.” The decision is based on a sampling of “lookups” on the company’s website which are driven by usage in media and public discourse over the previous 12 months. For 2018, the “word of the year” was “justice.” A number of events spurred public interest in justice, […]

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