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Intersecting Worlds

This report — tailor-made for the Affordable Care Act era — tells how four tax-preparation programs are breaking the mold and tackling the world of health care enrollment. Readers will learn the challenges and opportunities associated with such a move, which has the potential to help millions of low-income Americans take a critical first step toward a healthier future.  

September 12, 2014

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Implementing ChildStat

ChildStat is a management accountability and quality improvement process created to examine New York City’s child welfare outcomes. This 28-page guide describes the history, goals and core features of the approach, along with lessons learned about implementation.

Published February 5, 2015

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Blog Post


More Children in Immigrant Families

In 2013, 17.8 million children lived in immigrant families, a 26% increase from the last decade. Of these children, 89% are U.S. citizens.

Published January 30, 2015

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Practice Guide


Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. This action guide provides seven concrete steps for foundations and other organizations to take in creating equitable opportunities for the children, families and communities they serve.

Published January 8, 2015

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What We Know


Big Ideas for Job Creation

How best to address the nation's unemployment rate? Thirteen of the country's most innovative thinkers offer big ideas worthy of consideration and potential investment.


Improving Access to Public Benefits

Not all families are able to gain access to the benefits for which they are eligible. What can funders, communities and the government do to connect low-income families to these supports.

Stories From the Field

A Young Mom Gets a Second Chance for a High School Diploma and a Future


Haydee Almanza didn’t think she would need a high school diploma when she dropped out at age 18. She didn’t think she’d need it when she found a steady job at a Los Angeles clothing shop. It wasn’t until she had her first child at age 21 that the reality hit her.

I wanted my son to have a parent with a high school diploma,” says Almanza, now age 25. “I wanted to finish. I wanted him to know what was possible.