From Newport, Kentucky to Seattle, Washington, TPA is deeply grateful for the many families hard at work building a different future for themselves and the people they love. We’re grateful that many of these families and the communities that are in service to them let us be a part of that journey.
Looking back, 2018 was a year of learning and building.
1. Family-Centered Coaching: Communities throughout 6 states are now using a family-centered approach over case management, honoring the whole family in an equitable manner.
2. EmpACT: TPA and the Downtown Seattle Association increased worker retention by introducing empathy in the workplace for entry-level workers who’ve experienced homelessness or incarceration.
3. Money Mindset Cards: TPA released Money Mindset Cards in 17 states and Canada, equipping staff with user-friendly activities to engage youth and adults in money matters.
4. Money Powerup Packs: Tested in 6 TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) sites around Washington State, TPA’s partners debunked the myth to show that parents experiencing deep poverty can and are, model savers for their kids.
As we close 2018 and move into 2019, we’ll focus our attention on expanding existing partnerships and forming new ones to change mindsets and narratives that have kept too many communities in deep, persistent poverty for too long.
I thank every TPA staff person, board member, project partner, and most especially, the families and communities that put trust in the work we do.
Warmest wishes to all this holiday season,
Diana Dollar, Executive Director, The Prosperity Agenda