Advocacy Update

Hunger in America Is A Moral Crisis that Government Must Help Solve

As the leaders of faith communities, we understand the heartbreak of a mother or father who cannot afford enough food...

washington postAs the leaders of faith communities, we understand the heartbreak of a mother or father who cannot afford enough food to feed her or his children. We see and share in it almost daily in our houses of worship across the country. And it is precisely because the faith community is so involved in alleviating hunger that we support SNAP and other government solutions that reduce need and protect vulnerable people. Indeed, our faith traditions require a commitment, not only to personal charity, but also to systemic and communal justice.  Continue reading here.

Hunger in America Is A Moral Crisis that Government Must Help Solve, December 5, 2013, The Washington Post, By Nancy K.Kaufman, Gradye Parsons

 

National Human Services Assembly Releases Report on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families

National Human Services Assembly Releases Report on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families national hum...

National Human Services Assembly Releases Report on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families

national human servcies assembly logo Over 1.4 million youth ages 15-24 are out-of-school and out-of-work and raising dependent children. Too often, their early lack of education and work experience traps their family in the cycle of poverty for generations. The National Human Services Assembly has released a report investigating the best practices for two-generation approaches for combating poverty - the first of its kind! The report reached out to 32 organizations across the nation, including AJFCA and Jewish Family Service San Diego, and the key findings for what makes these programs so effective are broadly applicable to programs across the country.  Access the report here.

National Human Services Assembly Releases Report on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families

Group Hopes To Re-Frame Human Services Using Neuroscience

Many nonprofits, especially human services, are struggling with reduced funding from government and donors. A solutio...

Many nonprofits, especially human services, are struggling with reduced funding from government and donors. A solution to the shortfall could involve changing the way that nonprofits explain their missions. It's a matter of choosing the right words, a process known as framing, and it can affect donors' thinking. The theory of framing suggests that human decision-making can be influenced by subtle changes in presentation, instead of arguments or facts.  The theory of framing suggests that human decision-making can be influenced by subtle changes in presentation, instead of arguments or facts. Continue reading here.

Group Hopes To Re-Frame Human Services Using Neuroscience, November 1, 2013, The NonProfitTimes, By Marty Daks