Family Promise Partners with KaBOOM! to Bring Play to Kids

April 12, 2018 | National News

Rigamajig at FP national conference. Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness and low-income families, is proud to partner with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play so they can thrive.  The partnership will focus …

Family Promise Heads to Sesame Street

April 6, 2018 | National News

2018 marks the 50th year since Sesame Street first came on the air. When it launched, it was a remarkable departure from typical children’s fare. It was educational, it was fun, it addressed real-life issues. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and the rest of the crew became A-list celebrities for …

Charity Navigator Awards Family Promise Top Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year

March 9, 2018 | National News

Family Promise has once again been awarded Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating, signifying strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.  This marks five consecutive  years Family Promise has earned this top distinction from America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator’s President and CEO, said, “Attaining a …

Making the Dream of Homeownership a Reality

February 28, 2018 | National News

We must seek not just to get families into housing, but into sustainability. Claas Ehlers, CEO, Family Promise 2.5 million children and their parents will be homeless at some time in America this year.  Many factors contribute to this epidemic, but the main cause, by a large margin, is a …

Family Promise Engaging with Worldwide ERC

January 18, 2018 | National News

Helping people find new homes. In short, that is what Family Promise does. But that is also woven into the mission of Worldwide ERC®, a membership organization committed to connecting and educating workforce mobility professionals across the globe.   Worldwide ERC®’s Foundation for Workforce Mobility, the charitable arm of Worldwide …

Code for Good Connects Elite Tech Students with Nonprofits

November 27, 2017 | National News

  Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers at Code for Good. What happens when you bring together four nonprofits, the leading technology-focused corporation in finance, and more than one hundred elite computer science students from colleges across the country? Solutions. And a lot of used coffee cups and empty pizza boxes. …

Family Promise and Woodforest National Bank Expand Partnership’s Scope

November 17, 2017 | National News

Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit providing comprehensive services and support for families experiencing homelessness, and Woodforest National Bank, one of the nation’s strongest community banks with more than 740 branches across 17 states, announced they are expanding their three-year-old partnership to provide more financial opportunities for the families they …

New Leadership Titles Reflect Family Promise’s Growth

November 15, 2017 | National News

Claas Ehlers As a reflection of the growth and national scope of Family Promise, the Family Promise board announced title changes for two of our leaders at our national conference in Washington, DC, in October.  President Claas Ehlers was named Chief Executive Officer and Director of Development Cara Bradshaw was …

Family Promise Gala Brings the Roaring Twenties to Summit

November 13, 2017 | National News

Flappers and fedoras were the order of the evening as Family Promise hosted its annual Fall Fling at Canoe Brook Country Club on November 3.  145 guests attended the Twenties-themed event which raised more than $280,000 in support of our mission to mobilize communities and empower families experiencing homelessness into …

Leaders Show Up

October 27, 2017 | National News

FP National takes the Hill. Family Promise was formed thirty years ago around the idea of providing shelter and hospitality to families in need, but we have grown into so much more.  As the national leader in the fight against family homelessness, Family Promise recognizes that we have a responsibility …

15th Family Promise National Conference Celebrates Change

October 27, 2017 | National News

Family Promise leaders from Juneau to Jacksonville, from Portland to Pearl Harbor, came to our nation’s capital for the 15th  Annual Family Promise  Conference. The theme was United We Serve, but as Family Promise’s CEO Claas Ehlers pointed out, it could just as easily have been United We Change. “Being …

Family Promise Adds to Leadership Team

September 25, 2017 | National News

Family Promise continues to add new leadership voices to help build our brand and strengthen our connections with the communities we serve.  David Fleck and Leah Griffith have joined our Board of Trustees and Hope Johnson is the newest member of our Guest Advisory Council.   Fleck is Chief Strategy …