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A New Year’s Message for 2018 from Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers

January 11, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

Claas Ehlers Wishing you a joyful, healthy, and successful 2018. I wanted to share some thoughts about 2017 and our excitement for the upcoming year.   One landmark that escaped much notice last year was the 30th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act. This is probably the most significant piece of …
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Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers: Encore Presentation

December 14, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

https://youtu.be/DvqbO0lOgPE Family Promise was chosen from a distinguished list of nonprofits from across the country as a semi-finalist for the Encore Prize–$50,000 awarded for the best new idea for tapping Encore talent (volunteers over the age of 50) to improve the lives of young people who need champions and role …
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Our Community Blog: Rebecca Esparza, Family Service Coordinator, FP of Lawrence, “Community”

November 22, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

Here is a wonderful post on the Family Promise Community Blog, written by a former guest, Rebecca Esparza. Since graduating from FP of Lawrence, Rebecca has gone on to earn her social work degree from University of Kansas, become Family Service Coordinator for the Lawrence Affiliate, accept a seat on …
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Our Community Blog: Charles Price, National Family Promise Flaunt Essay Winner

November 3, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI) is a nonprofit working to advance understanding, tolerance, and mutual respect for people’s differences.   Inspired by the theme, “The things that make me different, make me, me,” DHIFI encourages people who possess any type of difference, whether blatant or invisible, to flaunt and ultimately …
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Our Community Blog: Lindsay Moore, Executive Director, FP of Genesee County, “We ARE Family”

October 18, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

  The 15th Annual Family Promise National Conference, in D.C., empowered, encouraged and engaged. Since our Affiliate opened in 2014, I have attended 3 conferences and I always come away with renewed excitement. This year’s theme, United We Serve, spoke directly to what we do every day, whether you’re in …
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Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder and President Emeritus, “Meet Me in DC”

September 26, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

I can’t believe it’s been 23 years since our first conference. I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was held in Cincinnati, Ohio and we called it “A Time To Share”.  Little did I know how profound that would be, because that sense of community has only grown over …
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Our Community Blog: Terry Lindemann, Director, Family Promise of Las Vegas, “Compassion — More than a Platitude”

September 11, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

My journey with “compassion” began at the age of five when my family crumbled and my sisters and I became wards of the State of California. A snapshot stored in the corner of my mind: a woman clad in stockings with a line up the back, blue shoes, too tall …
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Our Community Blog: Jadyn Fauconier-Herry, Intern, “Growing Up with Family Promise”

August 24, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

When I first volunteered with Family Promise I was about nine years old, barely older than the children of the guests staying with my family’s congregation. At such a young age “volunteering” meant tagging along with my mom to stay over when our church hosted families, eating dinner with them, …
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Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Lion of Faith”

August 15, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

Thirty-two years ago, a Lutheran pastor in a suburban New Jersey town opened his church to a meeting for nearly 200 of his neighbors, people of all different faiths and backgrounds. Led by Karen Olson, they were united in their desire to address a new and troubling development: families becoming …
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Our Community Blog: Tiger Cass, National Board Member, “A Learning Experience”

August 1, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

My thirteen-year-old son and I were hosts one night at our congregation, serving meals to two families, and playing with the children. One of the moms came over to me and asked if there was a room where she could just sit down and watch TV. She wanted to watch …
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Our Community Blog: Meg Zucker, Founder, Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It, “A Chance to Be Heard”

July 19, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI) is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for people’s differences. Inspired by the theme, “The things that make me different, make me, me,” DHIFI encourages people who possess any type of difference, whether blatant or invisible, to flaunt …
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Our Community Blog: Cary Bayless, Development and Marketing Director, Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga, “Called to Community”

June 29, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

When I first moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, the beautiful trails of Lookout Mountain, the fish in the Tennessee River, and the hymns we paired with fiddle and guitar on Sundays made me feel at home. What made the feeling of Chattanooga as “home” permanent was not the natural beauty of …
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