Obama: Mayors, other leaders to help minority boys

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is broadening a program that is designed to help make young minority men’s lives better. The White House says the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative will begin working with mayors and tribal and community leaders to develop a “cradle to college and career strategy” for these young people. Many areContinue reading “Obama: Mayors, other leaders to help minority boys”

Seattle Action Network Supports: Self-Sufficiency Project

The Self-Sufficiency Project was a Canadian experiment in the 1990s that provided a “generous, time-limited earnings supplement available to single parents who had been on welfare for a least a year, and who subsequently left welfare and found full-time work.” The study found that individuals offered a SSP subsidy were four percent more likely toContinue reading “Seattle Action Network Supports: Self-Sufficiency Project”

Seattle Action Network Supports: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) is a United States federal law considered to be a fundamental shift in both the method and goal of federal cash assistance to the poor. The bill added a workforce development component to welfare legislation, encouraging employment among the poor. The bill was aContinue reading “Seattle Action Network Supports: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act”

The California Endowment: Youth Justice Policy Board

For the California Endowment, Commonweal staffs a Youth Justice Policy Board (YJPB) of distinguished California professionals and experts in the youth justice field. The Policy Board conducts reviews of California youth justice issues, programs and policies and advises the Endowment on reform strategies. The Policy Board has adopted two action plans: Leadership: addresses the needContinue reading “The California Endowment: Youth Justice Policy Board”

The California Wellness Foundation: Youth Violence Prevention

Youth Prevention Chart The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) has been the state’s leading philanthropy tackling the problem of youth violence in California. Their Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, launched in 1993, advanced a public health model of reform addressing two main areas: reducing firearm injury and death, and increasing state resources for youth crime and violenceContinue reading “The California Wellness Foundation: Youth Violence Prevention”

Can Ferguson Happen Here?

A forum held in SeaTac about the relationship between law enforcement and the community.