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Practice is Progress: Moving To Strengths-Based Goals

By Sylvia Raskin Most traditional goal setting methods, such as SMART goals, overvalue the importance of setting goals without offering a reliable process to make progress. These tools or programs also tend to overemphasize goal-achievement as the ultimate marker of success. Even for someone who regularly completes goals they set, the time spent accomplishing goals …

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Spending Time Together Is Time Well Spent

By Daan de Jong The Prosperity Agenda believes that taking a systems approach to poverty alleviation creates better outcomes for those experiencing poverty. Conversations with people connected to this system as either social service providers or recipients uncovered a trend: spending time with peers who share common goals builds valuable relationships. FSG’s “Water of Systems …

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Trust Is Worth Investing In: Financial Inclusion for Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Immigrants and refugees are an important segment of the population to include in financial opportunity on a moral and ethical basis. Many financial capability programming have focused on increasing engagement and inclusion of these communities into mainstream financial resources. However, this has often been done by focusing on the individuals’ knowledge, skills, and ability to …

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Training is Not Enough to Sustain Change in Organizations

Training is Not Enough to Sustain Change in Organizations The Prosperity Agenda leverages a person-centered, design led approach to generate new products and services that reflect the values and goals of families experiencing poverty. We listen to community members and staff to find inspiration and surface hidden assumptions. To learn and understand the context maintaining …

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Family-Centered Employment

Family-Centered Coaching presents: Family-Centered Employment On March 23, 2019, the 2019 NAWB Forum announced the new program, Family-Centered Employment. Family-Centered Employment is a collaboration between Family-Centered Coaching and Innovate+Educate, which seeks to advance new pathways to employment for parents and families with young children. The Two-Generation approach provides opportunities to meet the needs of children …

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