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Public Charge Regulation Effective October 15th

August 14, 2019

By Marie Camino Last year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed it’s draft public charge inadmissibility regulation, aiming to change the threshold for becoming what the government defines as a “public charge.” The rule received over 200,000 public comments, and The National Assembly submitted a public comment in opposition to the rule due to […]

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Reframing newsletter

FrameWorks Institute Maps the Gaps on Foster Youth

August 8, 2019

Our friends at the FrameWorks Institute recently released a pair of studies on transition age foster youth—adolescents ages 16-24 who are placed in foster care during that time frame or who must leave the system because their age makes them ineligible for public supports. “Telling a New Coming-of-Age Story: Mapping the Gaps between Expert and […]

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Collaboration news

International Leaders Visit to Discuss At-Risk Youth Issues

August 1, 2019

Last week, the National Assembly hosted a group from Mexico as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) through the U.S. Department of State. The premise of the visit was to discuss effective ways of addressing the needs of underserved and at-risk youth. The National Assembly’s work with youth-serving nonprofits and programs or initiatives […]

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general newsletter

I Want to Live There – Message From the CEO

August 1, 2019

I have lived in Baltimore City for the past 35 years. I was born in Baltimore. My parents were raised in Baltimore. My children were born in Baltimore. Elijah Cummings was my Congressman for many years (I didn’t move, but the district line did). He is a man of dignity and grace, a dedicated public […]

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Proposed SNAP Reform Threatens Community Well-Being

July 31, 2019

By Marie Camino Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced a proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).” SNAP is a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to families to increase well-being. It is currently the largest food assistance program […]

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