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Proposed SNAP Reform Threatens Community Well-Being

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Proposed SNAP Reform Threatens Community Well-Being

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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Highlights from Essential Conversations on Human Services 2019

On June 11, we came together as a human service community to have essential conversations at our 2019 Annual Convening. We learned from each other and challenged ourselves to address some of the principal issues that face us today. We know that these conversations are critical building blocks to the actions we take to ensure […]

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Bill Highlight: People CARE Act (H.R. 841)

In January, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) introduced the People CARE Act to establish a People-Centered Assistance Reform Effort Commission with the goal to restructure means-tested programs in a way that would transition program recipients off of their benefits. This vast piece of legislation would impact “any federal program that is designed to specifically provide assistance […]

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Education and Achieving Children’s Well-Being

On Tuesday, the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development released its final report, “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope.” The release spotlights the voices of educators, students, community leaders, and scholars who are part of the growing effort to reshape learning and change lives across America. After […]

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The Three R’s – Message From the CEO

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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