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Disjointed System Fails Families; Interagency Effort is Key

Ruthie Liberman, Vice President of Public Policy, signs off on this letter to the editor urging the state government to prioritize collaboration among nonprofit and advocacy agencies.

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Helping Low-Income Families Out of Poverty

Elisabeth Babcock, President and CEO of CWU, joins forces with Congresswoman Katherine Clark in this opinion piece to support reauthorizing the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

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New Minimum-Wage Policy

Brandeis University uses CWU's Economic Independence Calculator to approve an increase of their campus' minimum wage to $15.05 per hour for full-time employees.

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More aid needed to help students cover living expenses

In a letter to the editor, CWU Coordinator of Finance Specialists, Caitlin Smith, discusses the importance of Need-based, state-funded financial aid that could cover the costs of basic living expenses, such as rent, utilities, food, car expenses, and child care, would give these students a real opportunity to succeed.

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Putnam missed the mark


In his new book, "Bowling Alone" author spotlights a growing opportunity gap, but parents are not to blame for lack of mobility. CWU's Director of The Intergenerational Mobility Project, Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga discusses how partnering with parents has the potential to provide the best outcomes for "Our Kids."

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