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Center for Family Economic Success Newsletter

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's quarterly Center for Family Economic Success (CFES) Newsletter provides updates on our work promoting family economic success in the context of building supportive communities for children and families.

Center for Family Economic Success Newsletter - March 2011
Read about the expansion and activities of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and visit the Mistakes to Success: Learning and Adapting When Things Go Wrong website, based on the book about mistakes in the nonprofit and philanthropic world.

Center for Family Economic Success Newsletter - December 2010
Highlights include a national forum on cars for working families and the New Haven Transitional Employment and Peer Support Project, which uses job training, literacy and math classes, and mentoring to help former inmates re-enter the community and stay on the right path.

Family Economic Success Newsletter - October 2010
This edition highlights the publication of the Mistakes to Success book, a collection of essays on learning from failed efforts in economic development work. 

Family Economic Success Newsletter - July 2010
Highlights include an deportation manual counselors can use to councel families seeking to protect their children and their assets.

Family Economic Success Newsletter - April 2010
This edition highlights a new network for funders dedicated to workforce development, and an online tool for nonprofits to aid in asset-building.

Family Economic Success Newsletter - January 2010
This edition highlights a new documentary on credit scores and a research paper calling for a jobs agenda for all. The feature story explores Garrett County, Maryland's efforts to attract higher-paying employers by developing a more skilled workforce.

Family Economic Success Newsletter - October 2009
Highlights include video games as financial education tools and a coalition of organizations working towards providing reliable cars for low-income families.

Family Economic Success Newsletter – June 2009
The June issue includes discussion materials from a regional meeting on plans for using federal stimulus funds; a new feature story about helping individuals recover their driver’s licenses; new publications on workforce development and career pathways; and a new study on the importance of unemployment insurance reform for rural families. Other new publications include a look at low-income families in Washington, DC; using the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to help low-income families, and the impact of foreclosures on renters in the nation’s capital.

Family Economic Success Newsletter – March 2009
This month’s issue features strategies for helping low-income workers reach financial stability, a new report on rural women’s employment trends, federal funding sources for adult education programs, and recommendations from The Working Poor Families Project for targeting state stimulus funds.

Family Economic Success Newsletter – December 2008
Learn more about a wide variety of topics including new approaches to helping low-income communities build and maintain assets, workforce development tools, and successful reentry strategies. Also inside, read the new report from the Working Poor Families Project, entitled Still Working Hard, Still Falling Short.

Family Economic Success Newsletter – September 2008
In this month’s issue, find a variety of resources regarding community-organized prisoner reentry programs, workforce development, and shared ownership strategies for low-income families. Also inside, a comprehensive toolkit for community-based work support programs, as well as a new report on the future challenges facing the non-profit sector.

Family Economic Success Newsletter – May 2008

May's topics include events on the importance of car owndership for low-income workers, strategies to help low literacy/ low English proficiency adults, sustaining family-friendly workplaces, and approaches to rural family economic success. Also featured is a study on Maryland’s immigrant workforce and their contributions to the state’s economy.

Family Economic Success Newsletter – February 2008
Learn more about predatory lending practices in low-income communities, the challenges faced by working adults trying to obtain higher education, and the economic integration of immigrants throughout various Making Connections sites. Also inside, find a link to the new KIDS COUNT Data Center, providing informational resources for the 50 largest cities.

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