Yesenia Jimenez, CLASP's Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, shares the importance of closing the digital divide with equitable solutions to ensure communities have full access to and use of affordable technologies.
The Working Families Tax Relief Act strengthens the EITC and CTC, recognizing the importance of tax policy in promoting economic mobility. If enacted, the Act’s changes would raise the incomes of 46 million households.
In exactly one year, the 2020 Census will go out to households across the nation. The count records who we are as a nation, it shows how we’ve changed and helps us predict where we’re going. But the 2020 Census is under attack, and the stakes are too high for us to ignore these threats.
For Women's History Month, we're taking a look at key policies that would improve job quality for women, particularly low-income women and women of color, and result in increased workforce participation, improved financial stability, and long-term economic mobility.
Earlier this month, state and local education leaders and advocates gathered at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to discuss strategies for “dual enrollment for adult learners”—an approach we refer to as “DEAL”. These programs, designed using the career pathway model, can provide adults who don’t have a high school diploma or its equivalent with access to federal financial aid to support tuition or living costs by using the Higher Education Act’s Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision.