CEO Blog: November 2015

Give to Organizations that Strengthen Communities on Giving Tuesday

'Tis the season for … giving. But as you look for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, don’t forget another perfect gift you can give, Dec. 1, which is Giving Tuesday.

This is the day that is set aside around the globe for people to celebrate generosity and give in support of their favorite charities.

As you determine the recipient of your gift, I encourage you to give special consideration to the great organizations in our national network. To find one in our area, go to our member directory. … more

Social Services Sector Molds Education with Child's Social, Emotional Needs

The Nov. 15, 2015 edition of The New York Times includes a great article by Julie Scelfo titled “Teaching Peace in Elementary Schools.”

I plan to reach out to Scelfo and invite her to see firsthand the awesome and quiet work being done by longstanding multi-service social sector organizations among the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities member network that are now operating charter and private schools for children who often fall in the achievement gap. As we know, these are the children who frequently are not successful in traditional schools. … more

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