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National Association of State Boards of Education Collaborates to Advance the Early Childhood Education Workforce

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) issued a policy update about the Early Childhood Education Workforce and its ongoing collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The policy brief details successful statewide collaborations with state school boards in Michigan and Read More

Voters in Three States Choose to Expand Medicaid

Voters in three states, Utah, Idaho and Nebraska, passed Medicaid expansion in yesterday’s midterm elections. Thirty-one states, plus the District of Columbia, have already expanded Medicaid in the last few years. This expansion broadens coverage to Americans with incomes up to 138% of the poverty level, roughly $17,000 for an individual and $35,000 for a Read More

Millions in Danger of Losing SNAP Benefits

The Brookings Institute recently did a deep-dive analysis of the 2018 Farm Bill and how it will affect the work requirements of Americans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly food stamps – benefits. The House version of the bill would expand work requirements and could cause close to 400,000 households to lose Read More

Early Education Degree Achievement Plan eliminates financial barriers to higher education for early childhood educators

Bright Horizons Family Solutions®  – a leading provider of high-quality early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, educational advisory services and other work/life solutions – recently announced that it would provide free college tuition for all full-time employees in the company’s early education centers and preschools. Bright Horizon’s Early Education Degree Achievement Plan Read More

It’s Election Season! Tools to Support Electoral Advocacy

With the 2018 midterm election less than 70 days away, many electoral advocacy efforts are in full swing. There are many electoral activities that non-profit organizations CAN organize or engage in legally. Here are a few resources to help you reach out, take action, and bring your issue into the limelight. The Town Hall project Read More

ACS nominated for two Excellence in Advocacy Awards for State Issue Campaigns

Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC (ACS) is pleased to share that both its President Lori McClung and Vice-President Scarlett Bouder have been nominated for separate Excellence in Advocacy Awards. They join 20 other nominees in the Excellence in a State Issue Campaign award category, which is described as an effort wherein the advocate(s) successfully impacted Read More

Fueling Workforce Development through Local Philanthropy

The Philanthropy Roundtable is America’s largest network of donors united by desire to protect philanthropic freedom, uphold donor intents and strengthen the free society through charitable giving. Recently, the organization held its Better Skills, Better Jobs conference in Dallas – bringing together philanthropic organizations to discuss the role of philanthropy in workforce development. National Fund Read More

University Hospitals Extends Reach to Low-Income Neighborhoods

University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH, will launch an exciting medical-legal partnership (MLP) with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland this summer. It will open the doors to the Rainbow Center for Women and Children, serving two of Cleveland’s most underserved neighborhoods. Crain’s Cleveland Business wrote about the partnership, which is funded by Cleveland law firm Read More