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The Nields Benefit Concert

Please join CWU and hosts Anne St. Goar and Shippen Page as we welcome celebrated sisters and folk singer-songwriters, the Nields for a live outdoor concert benefiting CWU!

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Close to Home: Reflections on Poverty, Perseverance and Promise

A Crittenton Women's Union installation and event, hosted by Boston City Hall. Initiated in October 2013 with Michael Patrick MacDonald, the award-winning and NY Times best-selling author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie and Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion, the "Close to Home" project has been a cathartic and powerful exercise in crafting memoirs for social justice.

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Live! Work! Thrive! Celebrating Economic Independence

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, CWU will celebrate the first graduating class of its innovative 5-year Career Family Opportunity (CFO) program, with the annual fundraising reception: Live Work! Thrive!. Join us at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to mark this tremendous milestone for CWU and the women of CFO.

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March Event at Bernstein

Join CWU Young Patrons to learn how the agency’s unique approach combines research, advocacy for policy change, and direct service to innovate new anti-poverty solutions and create promising opportunities and brighter futures for more than 1,400 women and children each year. Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bernstein 53 State Street, 29th Floor, Boston Refreshments and light appetizers will be served RSVP by March 20th Alex Midili amidili@liveworkthrive.org

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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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