Risks and Opportunities for Success: Perceptions of Urban Youths in a Distressed Community and Lessons for Adults
A string of crimes motivated Alliance for Children and Families member Pillsbury United Communities to develop the Youth Connections Project. The Youth Connections Project was created with the goal of developing leadership among youth in the community. … more
Alliance for Children and Families Member Family & Children’s Place in Louisville, Ky., began its School Improvement Civic Engagement initiative in 2009. The initiative is built around parent forums held during Family Nights. Every Wednesday night, families come together to share a meal, their stories from the day, and their concerns and thoughts on issues within the community. … more
In 2010, the Economic Policy Institute released a national report showing Minnesota to have some of the worst employment-related racial disparities in the U.S.
Alliance for Children and Families member The Family Partnership and its community partners leveraged the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) findings to build a strong case for equitable job opportunities during the 2011 legislative session. With the EPI’s study as irrefutable evidence the stage was set to push elected officials to make a change. … more
Keynote speech at annual meeting of Alliance for Children and Families member Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies in New York, May 2011
- Inspires organizations to achieve high performance
The Alliance for Children and Families held two Civic Engagement Training Institutes in 2008, one in Minneapolis and the other in Baltimore.
The civic engagement grant program enables members of the Alliance for Children and Families to implement strategies that encourage and give weight to the authentic voices of community residents.
Since 2005, the civic engagement program has awarded $546,000 to 60 Alliance members.
Intergenerational Mentoring Mini-Grant Program
As part of the civic engagement grant initiative, nine members of the Alliance for Children and Families became grantee partners.
These $6,000 New Voices at the Civic Table grants support efforts that engage clients and community members in society-strengthening activities. The goal is to advance social change to improve the lives of, and bolster the chances of success for, vulnerable children, families, and communities. … more