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  • Irv Katz Named as Interim

    Irv Katz Named as Interim

    We are pleased to announce that the National Assembly’s former chief executive, President Emeritus Irv Katz, has agreed to serve as Interim President and CEO beginning on December 1. As the National Assembly moves forward in our 93rd year, we continue to play an important role in bringing together the organizations that are committed to a fair and just society for everyone and to advance our shared goals. There has rarely been a time in our history when the work of National Assembly members has been more acutely needed by those who find themselves on the hard side of the American dream. There is much good work ahead – and we remain firmly focused. Thank you for your continued support. Read more about this change in leadership >>

  • New Reframing Human Services Tools

    New Reframing Human Services Tools

    We are proud to announce that the new reframing tools are available online!

    Collaborating with our members, partners and funders, the Assembly’s National Reframing Initiative seeks to build public understanding of human services to encourage more vibrant civic participation and deepen support for effective programs. As part of this multi-year initiative, generously funded by the Kresge Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Assembly engaged the FrameWorks Institute to develop an evidence-based strategy for reframing the work of the sector. We now have a robust set of tools available to equip our members and partners to integrate this new narrative into their advocacy, communications, and resource development strategies.

    Check out the tools >>

  • Read the Latest GrantStation Insider

    Read the Latest GrantStation Insider

    We have partnered with GrantStation.com to provide you free access to GrantStation Insider, a weekly newsletter featuring 12 unique funding opportunities. Read the latest issue >>

  • Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Two-Generation Solutions

    Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Two-Generation Solutions

    The recent economic downturn has tremendously impacted communities and families in the United States, especially young families. There is a growing chorus of voices calling for new models and solutions that meet the needs of both young parents and their children collectively. Two-generation programming provides an important poverty reduction roadmap for young families, making service providers, policy makers, and government officials critical stakeholders in moving this strategy forward. We are pleased to release our policy report, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families: Two-Generation Policy Recommendations, thanks to generous support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and ASCEND at the Aspen Institute. Read the report >>


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The National Reframing Human Services Initiative is a national initiative to create a new narrative for human services and to encourage more vibrant civic participation and deepen support for effective programs.

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

Retaining and Developing High Potential Talent

NHSA’s Retaining and Developing High Potential Talent toolkit offers best practices and miniā€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. test

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Financial and Work Stability for Low Wage Workers

NHSA's Bridging the Gap: Financial and Work Stability for Low Wage Workers is a toolkit designed to help employers assist low-wage workers in increasing their financial stability through access to work supports.

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