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Family Promise Breakfast Celebrates the Power of Transformation

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

“We are here this morning not just to be INSPIRED but to be EMPOWERED.  Inspired by the people you will meet today and empowered to make a difference.”   With his opening remarks, Family Promise board member Martin Wise welcomed nearly 225 volunteers, supporters, and new friends to our annual Our Promise to Children breakfast […]

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Affiliate News · The Latest

Welcome Three New Affiliates to the Family!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Family Promise of Central Connecticut opens as our first Affiliate in the Nutmeg State and brought their first family into the program on February 12th.  Their Executive Director is Don Carlson, who has spent over 20 years working in the Church World as a lay professional, primarily as a children and youth minister. In addressing […]

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Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Ending Family Homelessness: It Takes a Community

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Last year, one out of 30 children experienced an episode of homelessness.    That number is simply unacceptable.   Recently, two other numbers with profound implications on low-income families have been in the news.   That first one is $6 billion, the proposed reduction in the HUD budget.  This would be accomplished by eliminating the […]

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Family Promise President Named to New York Fed’s Community Advisory Group

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Family Promise President Claas Ehlers was named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Advisory Group (CAG), a private-sector group comprised of leaders of nonprofit organizations, community development organizations, and philanthropic foundations from throughout the Federal Reserve’s Second District. CAG members will provide the New York Fed a real-time view of the issues […]

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Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder and President Emeritus, “Simple Acts of Kindness Change Lives”

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

I love talking with families who have been through the Family Promise program, so, before speaking at an Affiliate, I always have these conversations in order to share with  that Affiliate what it has meant to families.  You might think that families begin by talking about the shelter accommodations or home-cooked meals—which they do talk […]

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A Focus on Leadership

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Family Promise is always looking to take advantage of the extraordinary talents of those who have been touched by our organization.  Whether a former guest or a captain of industry, compassionate individuals who want to make a difference are the magic ingredients in our recipe for success as the nation’s leader in helping families experiencing […]

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Affiliate News · The Latest

A Community Comes Together

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In November, Family Promise launched the Power of One campaign to create eight new Affiliates and serve an additional 1,000 children each year. The Initiative honors Family Promise Founder Karen Olson, and raised more than $188,000 from 48 longtime and new supporters. Family Promise is leveraging these resources to respond to new Affiliate development opportunities […]

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Family Promise Partners with GrantStation

Monday, April 24, 2017

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with GrantStation, Inc., offering Affiliates the opportunity to identify potential funding sources as well as resources to mentor them through the grantseeking process.  GrantStation memberships are available for sale at the Family Promise store, offering complete access to GrantStation’s extensive selection of online grantseeking tools.  Normally priced at […]

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Our Community Blog: Cara Bradshaw, Director of Development, “Housing and The Privilege Monster”

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The first time I was confronted with my privilege was in a newly-created position marketing the Just Neighbors curriculum for Family Promise. I was a graduate student at the time, in an international affairs program focused on the many levels of systemic injustice. It’s one thing to sit in a classroom and pick apart political and […]

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“Hand Out,” a volunteer’s poem illustrating the Power of One.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

When Family Promise Chicago North Shore was opening several years ago, a volunteer listened to Founder Karen Olson’s story about meeting a homeless woman, Millie, on the streets of New York City and going on to create the organization that became Family Promise nationwide.  That volunteer, Lois-Eve Anderson was inspired to write the following poem […]

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