Microfinance to Improve Child Health: The feasibility of peer-group microlending to create a healthy, hunger-free community assesses the feasibility of peer-group microlending initiatives for women who receive public benefits in Philadelphia.
Give Ohio a Boost: Promote the Earned Income Tax Credit is a training guide for advocates and direct service providers to promote the Earned Income Tax Credit to their clients.
The Status of Low-Income Seniors in Eugene, Oregon shares results and analysis of a survey designed to better understand the state of hunger and poverty among low-income seniors in Eugene so that service providers can address the problems, and craft … Read more
Benefits Outreach Resources, an online resource library, assists organizations in designing outreach initiatives that link work support programs (such as Food Stamps and energy assistance) with the Earned Income Tax Credit and free tax preparation services. The library highlights important … Read more
The Child and Adult Care Food Program in Milwaukee County provides a comprehensive assessment of CACFP utilization in Milwaukee County, including results of a survey project of all family home daycare providers and group childcare centers in Milwaukee County, summaries of interviews … Read more
Understanding Hunger in Washington is a story bank based on interviews with families who relied on assistance outside their own incomes in order to put food on the table. The report explores barriers that keep families from accessing or affording … Read more
Coordinating Complementary Services: Intake Training Manual is a curriculum for training volunteers to incorporate screenings for food stamps and children’s health insurance into existing free tax preparation and Earned Income Tax Credit services at the Center for Economic Progress.
Linking Anti-Hunger Organizations to Free Tax Preparation outlines various outreach efforts made by the Center for Economic Progress to connect clients of emergency food providers in Illinois to the Earned Income Tax Credit through the Tax Counseling Project’s free tax … Read more
Broken Promises incorporates interviews with individuals and families affected by Hurricane Katrina into an analysis of ongoing and emerging crises in the New Orleans region. The report offers a simple overview of the New Orleans area housing crisis, highlighting the … Read more
The Financial and Community Education Comprehensive Program Manual details information about the Financial and Community Education department of CEP and all of the financial education programs that the department oversees. Information about the community partners, the history of the collaboration, … Read more
The Cost of Child Care explores family financial stability by focusing on the affordability of child care. The report uses Oregon Food Bank survey data to correlate families that incur high child care costs with the incidences of food insecurity. … Read more
Expanding the EITC’s Effect outlines the supportive services needed prior to tax season to increase the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The report presents a case study of the Center for Economic Progress’ pilot program, Chicago Supports … Read more