Thursday, October 16, 2008

National Women's Law Center--Citi Education Series on Family Economic Security

"Through educational programs, including online trainings and other activities, the Citi Education Series on Family Economic Security at the National Women's Law Center provides critical economic security information to advocates and service providers who work directly with women and families in their communities.

Millions of women and families are poor in this country, and many additional families are on the precipice of poverty. Even middle-class families are struggling to make ends meet, and are too far from turning their dreams of buying their own homes, paying for college, and saving for retirement into reality.

Education is one proven strategy for enhancing employment opportunities and raising incomes. Another key element to family economic security is child care assistance — enabling women to work knowing that their children are in a safe, educational environment and providing children with the benefits of early childhood education. In addition, family tax credit programs, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Dependent Care Tax Credit, can help women and their families make ends meet.

This Series builds on the work of the National Women's Law Center by providing expert information and resources to advocates and service providers."


Part I - Tax Credits: What Working Families Need to Know

Part II - Tax Credits Outreach: Tips and Tools for Service Providers and Advocates

Developing America's Potential: An Agenda for Affordable, High-Quality Child Care

"For the past several months, a broad group of national and state organizations has been crafting a shared agenda, or "blueprint," for the future of child care. The agenda, Developing America's Potential: An Agenda for Affordable, High-Quality Child Care, recognizes that high-quality child care helps children, families, and communities prosper. Join us for a webinar where we will discuss the content of this agenda and its relationship to new legislation."

"These online sessions are free to participate, but registration is required."

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