CEO Blog: Economic Self-Sufficiency

More Police Officers or Less Toxic Stress?

This is the third in our series of posts related to the civil unrest in Charlotte after the shooting death of an African American man by a police officer and news that Chicago will hire up to 1,000 new police officers due to an unprecedented increase in murders and violence.
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Bad People Not to Blame; Poverty is the Culprit

In response to the civil unrest in Charlotte after the shooting death of an African American man by a police officer and news that Chicago will hire up to 1,000 new police officers due to an unprecedented increase in murders and violence, three Alliance for Strong Families and Communities staff share their perspectives and their calls to action for the social sector.
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A Question for November

This month both of the major political parties will nominate their candidate for president of the United States. If all goes as indicated, we will have our first woman nominee and our first candidate of the modern era to have never held public office or completed significant military service prior to running. … more

No "Not in My Backyard" for this Neighborhood

Creating intersections between human services, health, and housing is the perfect role for nonprofit, human-serving organizations.

This statement is personified through “The Many Lives of a New York S.R.O.” that appeared in The New York Times June 4. The article explains how, in the early 1980s, a group of Upper West Side neighbors in New York City partnered with Alliance for Strong Families and Communities member Goddard Riverside Community Center to provide social services to the residents of a single-room-occupancy hotel (SRO) they were purchasing. … more

Historic Rulings Crescendo Drumbeat for Advancing Equity

After almost 25 years of working in both the public and nonprofit sectors in the health and human services arena, I now see that all of the programs in the world will not solve the real challenge our society faces: the lack of equity (simply defined as the lack of equal access and equal opportunity). … more

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