ERIC Number: ED476936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Partnership for Working Families: Best Practices in Cities.
City Policy Associates, Washinton, DC.
This report describes 39 successful initiatives that illustrate what 27 cities have been able to accomplish for working families across four goal areas: improving job access and quality employment for residents of underemployed neighborhoods (e.g., connecting quality labor-seeking employers in metropolitan markets with placement and training organizations serving high-needs neighborhoods); rewarding and reinforcing the work efforts of welfare-to-work and other low-income working families (e.g., city outreach and tax assistance campaigns that help ensure that all eligible low-income families apply for and receive their federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit refunds); increasing the savings, assets, financial sophistication, and wealth of low-income families (e.g., promoting Individual Development Accounts); and strengthening the community services and institutions most crucial to working families (e.g., improving schools, public safety, child care, and/or human services). Each description includes the name of a contact person from whom additional information is available. (SM)
Descriptors: Child Care, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Income, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Social Services, Tax Credits, Urban Areas
U.S. Conference of Mayors, 1620 Eye Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-293-7330; Web site: http://www.usmayors.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Policy Associates, Washinton, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Earned Income Tax Credit