The Annie E. Casey Foundation awarded a grant of $250,000 to the Community Action Partnership (Partnership) to design and implement the Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative. Through this funding, the Partnership is offering CAAs a multi-tiered system of support that builds their capacity to pursue a new approach to help families achieve mobility from poverty.

This multi-tiered system has been designed to coordinate with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Community Services, Community Services Block Grant Learning Communities Resource Center. Through the Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative, the Partnership is offering  training, technical assistance, and other support to CAAs with varying levels of readiness to pursue integrated services and a whole family approach (two-generation approach).

Whole Family Approach Institute

At the Inaugural 2018 Whole Family Approach Institute in Washington, D.C. on May 31- June 1—an event hosted by the National Community Action Partnership and made possible through the generous support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the US Department of Health and Human Services—thirty-nine Community Action Agencies from around the country took part in a two-day intensive program to learn more about making the switch to a Whole Family Approach.  During the Whole Family Approach Institute, the Rural IMPACT community served as mentors, peer-learners and co-innovators. They shared building blocks that were critical to achieving success using the Whole Family Approach.

Rural IMPACT’s groundbreaking work will be continued through the Partnership’s Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative.

Featured Resources

Featured Webinars

Laying the Groundwork for Service Integration and a Whole Family Approach

Building Inter-generational Success, Measuring Whole Family Outcomes

Breakthrough Ideas That Move Children & Their Parents Toward Economic Security

Whole Family Building Blocks: Attending to Organizational Culture and Systems

Whole Family Building Blocks: Aligning High Quality, Intentional, Intensive Services

Whole Family Building Blocks: Building and Using Leadership