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This Alliance member profile showcases the power of authentic engagement—approaches that support families and communities in developing and applying their strengths and gifts to achieve their goals. Bridge Meadows in Portland, Oregon, is an intentional multi-generational housing community that is home to three generations of residents—former foster youth, adoptive parents, and elders. Through its multi-systems approach, this model integrates child welfare, foster care, affordable housing, and elder services solutions to create deep, sustained impact in the lives of residents.

This Alliance member profile showcases the power of authentic engagement—approaches that support families and communities in developing and applying their strengths and gifts to achieve their goals. The Rockford Housing Authority (RHA), through restructuring and reorientation including the creation of its nonprofit subsidiary Bridge Rockford Alliance, has set out to provide more than just housing. It operates with the belief that housing as a pathway to increased stability, well-being, and community engagement.

Review the 2015 highlights and activities of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and its divisions, FEI Behavioral Health and the Alliance Community Development Financial Institution, of which Ways to Work is a program, in the 2015 annual report

The 2015 Commitments Assessment Benchmarking Report allows members of the Alliance network to benchmark their organizational strengths and challenges against their peers as well as prioritize areas of improvement. It provides a summary of the data received in 2015, the inaugural year of the Commitments Assessment Tool. 

Elected officials listen to those who got them into office, so when individuals and communities don't vote, they give up political power and voice. In this Snapshot, Lindsey Hodel, field director of Nonprofit VOTE, explains why voter engagement is essential to community development.

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