This At-A-Glance summary uses the Foundation’s Making Connections six core results as a framework for describing how faith-based organizations can serve low-income individuals and families in their communities. The summary lists the type of programs faith-based organizations have created and provides guidance on how faith-based organizations might develop their own services to serve vulnerable populations. This summary is the companion document to the report Achieving Six Core Results: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations, also available on this website.       

January 1, 2005

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How the Making Connections core results relate to faith-based initiatives.

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    What services faith-based organizations have implemented to serve low-income individuals and families.

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    Faith leaders’ recommendations for achieving the six core results.

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    The Foundation’s recommendations to help build the capacity of faith-based and community organizations to support families and transform neighborhoods.

Key Takeaway

Faith-based Organizations Achieve Results

Although the six core results were developed to measure the success of the Foundation’s Making Connections initiative, faith-based organizations providing social services and other assistance to families have also been successful improving the lives of those they serve. They have made an impact pertaining to jobs, job readiness, health services, youth development and other areas.

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