focusing on Equality of opportunity

and upward mobility for all

  • NEW! State-Level Framework for the Two-Generation Approach

    NEW! State-Level Framework for the Two-Generation Approach

    This report takes a closer look at state-level implementation of Two-Generation (Two-Gen) policy and programming across three states--Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah. The report provides: (1) background and context for the Two-Gen approach taken by each state; (2) an overview of the Two-Gen programs at the state level; and (3) a "policy map" providing a graphic representation of the Two-Gen framework in each state. This work brings to bear salient inflection points from the interviews across three states, which represents the challenges that the three states have faced and, in many cases, the solutions chosen to address them. The report can serve as a resource for stakeholders in other states looking to strategically and intentionally implement Two-Gen solutions in their communities. Read the report >>

  • Early-Bird Deadline Approaching!

    Early-Bird Deadline Approaching!

    Are you a leader in a nonprofit human service organization? Do you know someone who is? You’re in luck! The National Human Services Assembly is excited to partner with the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Innovation at Arizona State University and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ Executive Education at Indiana University to bring you the NHSA Executive Leadership Certificate Program (ELCP). The program offers new or potential CEOs within the nonprofit human service sector a way to gain fundamental knowledge by participating in education and networking sessions, peer-to-peer interactions, and small group work. Courses are offered as an online and in-person combination to accommodate those with busy schedules. The “Early Bird” deadline at a discounted price for this unique learning experience is September 30, 2016.  Learn more >>

  • Read the Latest GrantStation Insider

    Read the Latest GrantStation Insider

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

  • Reframing Human Services Tools

    Reframing Human Services Tools

    We are proud to showcase our reframing toolkit 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 >>

  • Improving Employee Well-Being Through the Financial Stability First Model

    Improving Employee Well-Being Through the Financial Stability First Model

    We recently released a discussion brief on Financial Stability First (FS1), an NHSA initiative generously funded by MetLife Foundation. NHSA conducted a pilot project in three human service agencies to determine whether financial navigators in the workplace could be deployed to assist low-wage employees. The goal was to create a foundation of financial stability through outreach, education and access to a range of financial products and services. Outcomes showed the value of intentional organizational efforts to work with low-wage employees to increase their financial stability has positive effects and increased employee confidence, skills, and well-being. Download the brief >>

Initiatives & collaborations

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.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in 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.

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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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