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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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Close to Home: Reflections on Poverty, Perseverance and Promise

Due to the blizzard, the Close to Home memoir release event has been postponed. A Crittenton Women's Union installation and event, hosted by the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators. 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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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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Mobility Mentoring® Tools, Techniques and Training

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, social service practitioners who want to learn more about Mobility Mentoring® and best practices in helping families reach economic mobility were invited to attend a one-day training session to be held at CWU’s Boston headquarters at One Washington Mall in Boston.

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Workforce Solutions Group 5th Annual Massachusetts Jobs and Workforce Summit : Investing in Talent

Join CWU and fellow members of the Workforce Solutions Group for the 5th Annual Summit, featuring more than 300 key business, labor and education leaders, presenting the latest information about regional job creation efforts, new federal and state resources for job-driven training, the recently passed Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act, and economic development partnerships.

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