Civic Engagement

Engaging Youth in Community Work

A string of crimes motivated Alliance for Strong Families and Communities 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

School Improvement through Civic Engagement

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities 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

Equal Opportunities and Civic Engagement

The Family PartnershipIn 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 Strong Families and Communities 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

Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building Grants

The Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building grant program enables members of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to implement strategies that encourage and give weight to the authentic voices of community residents. … more

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