CLASP Launches New Online Commentary

March 19, 2014

CLASP Launches New Online Commentary: 

What’s Next?  The Agenda for Reducing Poverty and Expanding Opportunity

March 19, 2014, Washington, DC – Today, CLASP (the Center for Law and Social Policy) inaugurated a commentary feature on its website.  What’s Next? The Agenda for Reducing Poverty and Expanding Opportunity will be a forum for discussion of broad themes on public policies that reduce poverty and expand opportunity for low-income adults, children, youth, and families.  The primary author of the commentaries will be Olivia Golden, CLASP’s executive director and a strong advocate for low-income children and families who has delivered results as a leader in federal, state, and local government and in senior positions in the research, nonprofit, and academic worlds.

What’s Next? will provide periodic long-form analysis and insight into poverty and opportunity. For poor and low-income children, families, and adults, securing opportunity necessarily requires complex solutions.  That’s why the work of CLASP spans an array of issues, including postsecondary access, early childhood development, child care, disconnected youth, workforce training, job quality, income supports, basic skills, employment strategies, and work/life balance.   In this series, Golden will discuss federal, state, and local policy solutions for reducing poverty and increasing opportunity. 

What’s Next? will appear about twice a month on the CLASP website and will be sent to those who wish to receive it via email

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CLASP develops and advocates for policies at the federal, state, and local levels that improve the lives of low-income people. We focus on policies that strengthen families and create pathways to education and work. Through careful research and analysis and effective advocacy, we develop and promote new ideas, mobilize others, and directly assist governments and advocates to put in place successful strategies that deliver results that matter to people across America. For more information, visit and follow @CLASP_DC.

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