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Child Trends Website

Child Trends' mission is to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including program providers, the policy community, researchers and educators, and the media.

http://www.childtrends.org/

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Promises Practicing Network's Website

The PPN website, a program of RAND, is a unique resource that offers credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families.

http://www.promisingpractices.net/

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Schools of the 21st Century's Website

Schools of the 21st Century is based on 6 components includeing guidance & support for teachers, early care & education, programs for school age children both before and after school and on school vacation, health education & services, networks and training for child care providers, and information and referral services.

http://www.yale.edu/21c/index2.html

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Harlem's Chilren's Zone Website

The Harlem Children's Zone is providing social, educational and medical services to children in a 60 block neighborhood. The philosophy of the program is that a child will do better if all the children around them are doing better. The organization goes door to door recruiting children for the program and offers incentive to parents to enroll their children.

http://www.hcz.org/

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Strive Website

Strive, an organization based in Cincinnati, is approaching education in an innovative way. Adopting a holistic approach, Strive is bringing together educators, nonprofits, grantmakers, elected officials and corporations to foster children's education from "cradle to career". Based on collaboration and... (continued)

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Providence After Sschool Alliance Website

Their mission is to expand and improve after-school opportunities for the youth of Providence by organizing a system to ensure all youth access to high-quality after-school programs and learning opportunities.

http://www.mypasa.org/

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Knowledge is Power Program

The Knowledge is Power Program currently has 82 schools in 19 states. It is an intense program requiring longer school days, heavy teacher and parent involvement and a focus on results. The results are remarkable. Nationally, 100% of KIPP 8th grade classes outperform their district averages in both math and reading and 85% of KIPP students go on to attend college.

http://www.kipp.org/

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Parent-Child Home Program Website

The Parent-Child Home Program uses a "light touch" approach that emphasizes modeling parent-child interactions for parents to create language-rich home environments and to prepare their children to enter school ready to learn and ready to succeed.

http://www.parent-child.org/

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Ounce of Prevention Fund Website

The Ounce of Prevention Fund is a public/private venture that seeks to develop and implement programs that provide quaility early childhood education experiences.

http://www.ounceofprevention.org/

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The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case Studies from across the US

This paper examines the issue of concentrated poverty, profiling 16 high-poverty communities from across the country, including immigrant gateway, Native American, urban, and rural communities. This report contributes to our understanding of the dynamics of poor... (continued)

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Workforce Development Guide

This guide assists Community Action Agencies and other community-based organizations in their quest toward such a vision, this guide presents ideas, examples, promising practices, and technical information. It addresses the following: planning for workforce development; working with the workforce development... (continued)

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From Poverty to Prosperity: A National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half

In this report, the Center for American Progress's Task Force on Poverty calls for a national goal of cutting poverty in half in the next 10 years and proposes a strategy to reach the goal, and recommends policies which could achieve goal goal.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/report/2007/04/25/2912/from-poverty-to-prosperity-a-national-strategy-to-cut-poverty-in-half/

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Workforce Development as an Antipoverty Strategy: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?

This paper suggests that although skills are a increasingly important necessity in the current labor market, federal spending on workforce development has decreased over time. The paper reviews studies of cost effectiveness of programs for adults and children and recent developments in workforce policy, then includes policy recommendations.

http://www.urban.org/publications/411782.html

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Poverty in the United States, 2008

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the U.S. poverty rate reached 13.2 percent in 2008. Even this significant increase from the 12.5 percent rate in 2007 surely understates the share of Americans struggling to make ends meet today.

http://www.urban.org/publications/901284.html

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The Collaboration Prize

The Collaboration Prize is a $250,000 national award designed to identify and showcase models of collaboration among nonprofit organizations. They also offer a database of collaboration resources

http://www.thecollaborationprize.org/

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Virtual Senior Center Connects Homebound Seniors to Community and Family

Press release for the Virtual Senior Center, an experimental project for creating an online community for older people, preventing isolation of home-bound seniors.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2010/mar10/03-10vscpr.aspx

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Expanding Rural Elder Care Options: Models that Work

This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities for expanding rural elder care options, strategies for increasing access and options for elder care, steps to move forward in building rural communities that support elder care and five models for rural elder care.

http://www.ruralcare.org/under-construction/default.aspx

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Meals on Wheels Website

Meals on Wheels is nonprofit whose volunteers bring meals to home-bound seniors.

http://www.mowaa.org/

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Aging at Home: For a Lucky Few, a Wish Come True

This article profiles the Beacon Hill Village, a cooperative of older adults who pay "dues" for the services and help they need, while living in their own homes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/09/garden/09care.html?_r=1

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A Community Built On a Shared Need

This article tells the stories of several "village movement" based organizations, which allows many older adults to live in their homes, while also having the services and community necessary.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/11/AR2008101101426.html

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Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America

The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health's report lists successful programs from around the nation in promoting recovery and providing serves to individuals with mental disorders. It also provides recommendations for steps that can be taken at national, state and local levels to improve mental health services and supports for people of... (continued)

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National Registry of Evidence-based Practices and Programs

NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 180 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. We connect members of the public to intervention developers so they can learn how to implement these approaches in their communities.

http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/

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Cincinnati Works Website

Cincinnati Works has an 80% one year job retention rate among its participants and is currently being replicated is Texas and Kentucky. The model not only focuses on initial job placement, but on retention, advancement, and managing barriers to long term employment.

http://www.cincinnatiworks.org/

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SkillWorks

SkillWorks is a multiyear initiative that brings together philanthropy, government, community organizations, and employers to help low income individuals find work and businesses find skilled workers in Boston.

http://www.skill-works.org/

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Project Quest Website

Project Quest partners with employers in need of skilled workers and community colleges offering the required courses, Project Quest recruits and trains workers for highly skilled positions in in industries such as healthcare electronics and information systems.

http://www.questsa.org/

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