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  • BRIDGING THE GAP: Workplace Toolkit

    New Employer Toolkit: Financial and Work Stability for Low Wage Workers

    This toolkit is designed to help employers assist their low-wage workers increase their financial stability through access to work supports. Aside from helping employees make ends meet, enrollment in work supports also has a positive effect on employee attendance, retention and performance. The supports that this toolkit refers to are resources employers can help employees access, from government programs that help working families make ends meet, such as medical assistance and child care, to caring workplace practices like flexible schedules and paid leave. The findings, recommendations and conclusions from this work are applicable to increasing low-wage workers' financial stability in any industry or sector. Open the toolkit»

  • Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families

    Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families

    NHSA has released a new report, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families: Two-Generation Strategies for Working with Disconnected Young Parents & Their Children. The report, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, studied 32 organizations and highlighted best practices for two-generation approaches to overcoming poverty. Read more»

  • Increasing Financial Stability for Frontline Nonprofit Workers

    Increasing Financial Stability for Frontline Nonprofit Workers

    Frontline human services workers are the lifeblood of the caring infrastructure in communities across the United States. They care for millions of Americans across the lifespan and help families overcome challenges and move towards stability and wellbeing. Nonprofit, human services employers are limited by funding cuts and capped reimbursement rates in their efforts to offer family-sustaining wages.

    Might “work support services” that connect low-wage employees to government benefits and income supports help bridge the gap between earnings and families’ living expenses, contributing to even greater financial stability? Read more»

  • Building a Brighter Future

    Building a Brighter Future

    As a nation, we often claim that our young people are out greatest asset, but time and again we have failed to invest accordingly. Child poverty, youth homelessness, juvenile delinquency, and other challenges not only persist, they have been exacerbated by these difficult economic times. Yet our prospects for the 21st century continue to depend on the success of our youth, their families, and communities. Given the complex challenges we face, child and youth-serving organizations must advance integrated, targeted approaches to youth development. The National Collaboration for Youth's policy recommendations incorporate research driven best practices and groundbreaking changes that together pave the way to a brighter future for our child, youth, and nation. Read the recommendations»

  • Investing in Our Future

    Investing in Our Future

    The National Human Services Assembly's member agencies provide opportunities for all Americans to achieve their full potential at every stage of life, whatever their challenges and abilities. We are members of a $250 billion sector, and our members represent over one million employees, with programs in virtually every community in the country. These programs and services further the American dream by helping every citizen develop into healthy, productive, contributing members of society.

    The NHSA is committed to policy priorities that ensure children and youth ready for college, work, and life; older adults are valued and fulfilled; people with disabilities are living at their potential; and families are strong and stable. Read the publication»

  • Keeping Kids on Track in the Middle School Years

    Keeping Kids on Track in the Middle School Years

    A potent but overlooked dropout prevention strategy is building the competencies of youth development staff and volunteers. The goal: afterschool, summer learning, and mentoring programs that fulfill their potential to keep youth in the middle school years on track toward college and career.

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  • A Shared Vision

    A Shared Vision for Youth: Common Outcomes and Indicators

    Problems affecting kids are well-documented. How do we know how well children in a given community are progressing, considering that school, child care, afterschool programs and so many other community resources are a part of kids’ lives? Are there desirable outcomes for all children that the entire community is aiming for? There should be. The National Collaboration for Youth, which is the longest-standing coalition of national agencies committed to positive youth development, has begun to tackle this challenge and we’ve documented our findings in this publication.

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Retaining and Developing High Potential Talent

NHSA’s Retaining and Developing High Potential Talent toolkit offers best practices and mini‐cases from member organizations on what research indicates are the three most important areas you can invest in for retaining High Potentials: onboarding, employee mentoring and succession planning.

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National Collaboration for Youth comprises National Assembly members with a special interest in youth development.

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