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Become a grassroots advocate. Join the CWU Voices Advocacy Network and stay informed of CWU campaigns, latest research, and partner initiatives. Take action in support of real change in the lives of low-income women and their families. Your voice can and does make a difference.

 

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For more information about the Voices Advocacy Network and how you can help, contact Chelsea Sedani, CWU Public Policy Coordinator, at 617.259.2936 or csedani@liveworkthrive.org

What's New at CWU

December 2, 2014

Applying Research to Create Real Pathways out of Poverty

Deborah Youngblood, vice president of research and innovation at Crittenton Women's Union, gives an introductory explanation of how emerging brain science has informed, and continues to shape, the agency's theory of change and approach to building economic independence among low-income individuals and their families.

December 2, 2014

#GivingTuesday

How do YOU do #GivingTuesday? As the chaos of Black Friday and Cyber Monday calms, thoughts turn to ways in which we can not just give but give back.

November 13, 2014

CWU and collaborators release findings of year long consumer debt project

On Thursday, November 13th, CWU and collaborators released the findings of their most recent study: From Opportunity to Burden: Profiles of Low Income Households Caught in the Credit Trap. One of the least research contributors to poverty, consumer debt can affect diverse areas of peoples' lives, ranging from degrading physical and mental health, to preventing some from accessing post-secondary education or securing employment. This study explored the roots of crippling consumer debt and its consequences, and makes policy recommendations to help Massachusetts residents combat its negative effects.


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