Families are the bedrock of communities but far too many live in poverty and lack the supports they need to contribute to the economy and ensure their children grow up healthy, secure and prepared to succeed. CLASP advocates for investment in programs that help children, youth and families thrive.
- Child Care and Early Education High-quality child care and early education can build a strong foundation for young children's healthy development and ensure that children have all they need to thrive. This knowledge drives CLASP's work to promote policies that support both child development and the needs of low-income working parents.
- Child Welfare CLASP’s child welfare work seeks to prevent child abuse and neglect and to ameliorate the trauma experienced by children who are maltreated. We promote policies that empower parents to care for their children when possible and provide alternative, loving homes for children whose parents cannot care for them.
- Temporary Assistance In every state, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant supports cash assistance and a wide range of other programs and services for low-income children and families. CLASP conducts policy analysis and provides technical assistance on TANF to state and federal officials and administrators, advocacy organizations, grassroots groups, and research entities.
- Youth CLASP's youth policy work aims to advance policy and practice that will dramatically improve the education, employment, and life outcomes for youth in communities of high youth distress.
- Child Care and Early Education | May 07, 2013 Early Childhood Education Update - May 2013
- Lavanya Mohan | Apr 30, 2013 CLASP Work Supports Newsletter - April 2013
- CLASP's Youth Policy Team | Apr 18, 2013 Keeping Connected Youth Newsletter - April 2013
- Child Care and Early Education | Apr 08, 2013 Early Childhood Education Update - April 2013
- Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant | Apr 03, 2013 Taking Aim at Gun Violence: Rebuilding Community Education and Employment Pathways