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In This Report, You’ll Learn
An overview of the Casey Foundation’s Rural Family Economic Success approach (RuFES).
A look at how the Campaign for Working Families came to be.
Why community partners are needed to implement a broadly-based campaign to help the working poor.
How to start a rural community foundation.
How to provide financial education to low-income rural families.
How to develop an Earned Income Tax Credit campaign and Individual Development Accounts to benefit low-income rural families.
How to set up Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in low-income areas and racially-mixed neighborhoods.
This brief describes how a community foundation was started to address the needs of the working poor in rural Florida. Key to providing finanical education and money management services to struggling families, the P-3 Community Foundation established strong community partnerships.
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Economic Success for Rural Families
The P-3 Community Foundation – which integrates the Casey Foundation’s Rural Family Economic Success (RuFES) framework – is helping low-income, rural families in three Florida counties achieve self-sufficiency through financial education and money management services.
Findings & Stats
Community partners bring clout and credibility to the P-3 foundation’s efforts to address poverty.
Mini-grants helped the P-3 foundation put RuFES concepts into action.
Helping low-income families get the tax refunds they’re eligible for means they have more to spend.
Statements & Quotations
If you give people the tools, the majority are going to be able to use them and they won’t go into crisis.
– Nita Schmellick, President and CEO, P-3 Community Foundation
Children do well when their families do well. and families do better when they live in supportive communities.
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