- Tuesday, December 17
Webinar: Incarceration, Poverty, and the Family
The Institute for Research on Poverty will host a webinar to examine current research on incarceration, poverty, and family dynamics for incarcerated Americans and their families. Speakers include Michael Massoglia, associate professor of sociology, and Julie Poehlmann, professor of human development and family studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The webinar will be held from 2-3 p.m. EST.
- Tuesday, December 17
Webinar: Small Changes, Real Impact: Applying Behavioral Economics in Asset-Building Programs
The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), ideas42, and the Citi Foundation will hold a webinar to discuss their year-long BETA Project, launched to improve the effectiveness of products and services designed to help people bolster their financial security. Speakers include Pamela Chan, senior program manager for applied research at CFED, and Daria Sheehan, senior program officer for U.S. financial capability and asset building at the Citi Foundation. The webinar will be held from 3-4 p.m. EST.
- Wednesday, January 8
Forum: Legacies of the War on Poverty, Lessons for the Future
Exactly 50 years after President Johnson declared a "War on Poverty," Spotlight, with support from the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan\'s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Russell Sage Foundation, will host a forum offering diverse perspectives on the effects of anti-poverty policies in the U.S. over the past five decades and in the years to come. The event will focus on research highlighted in a new book, "Legacies of the War on Poverty" (Russell Sage Foundation, September 2013), featuring a discussion among the book\'s editors and commentators from across the political spectrum. The event will also be webcast live. For those attending in person or viewing the webcast, you can get the conversation going on Twitter prior to the event using the hashtag #TalkPoverty.
- Thursday, January 9
Conference: Moving to Higher Opportunity Summit: Exploring Options and Opportunities for Housing Mobility
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will host a day-long conference to raise awareness of the advantages of programs that promote housing mobility and improve access to better housing and education for low-income households. Deputy HUD Secretary Maurice Jones will provide keynote remarks. The event will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST at the Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
- Friday, January 10
Audio Conference: Streamlining Child Care Subsidies: Better for Families and State Agencies
Work Supports Strategies (WSS) is a multi-year, multi-foundation funded effort to design, test, and implement more effective, streamlined, and integrated approaches to delivering supports for low-income working families. These supports will include health coverage, nutrition assistance, and child care subsidies. On January 10, Spotlight will sponsor a national audio conference to explore exciting developments in child care across WSS pilot states (Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Rhode Island, North Carolina, and South Carolina). The audio call will also examine issues such as how a conservative state embraced safety net programs and what lessons from WSS can be applied to child care and other programs in the remaining 44 states. Speakers include Richard Armstrong, director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Olivia Golden, executive director, and Hannah Matthews, director of child care and early education at the Center for Law and Social Policy. The audio conference will be held from 3-4 p.m. EST.
- Friday, January 24
Deadline for 2013 Ideas for Action Award Nominees
Apply now for the Ideas for Action Award. The competition, launched by the Northwest Area Foundation, in partnership with the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota,scours the country for new thinking and programs that help low-income people build the futures they want for themselves and their families. Send in your proposal by January 24, 2014.