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Impatient Optimists, 10/29/12

As part of his keynote address at the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening, Jeff Raikes reflected on how lessons from the business world can help us find effective solutions to family homelessness.

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New waiver allows Washington state to focus on creative solutions aimed at improving the safety, permanency, and well-being of children.

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The News Tribune, 7/29/12

Columnist Kathleen Merryman reports on how an innovative partnership between the Tacoma Housing Authority and Tacoma School District is making progress in reducing family homelessness and student turnover. The project received a Washington Families Fund Systems Innovation Grant award in 2011.

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Wednesday, July 25 2012

A Stable Home, A Stable Education

Impatient Optimists, 7/25/12

David Bley, Director of the Pacific Northwest Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes about the McCarver Elementary Special Housing Program in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, which is helping homeless families find stability and improving their children's outcomes in school. The project received a Washington Families Fund Systems Innovation Grant award in 2011.

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White House Champions of Change Blog, 7/12/12

Tricia Raikes, Co-President of the Raikes Foundation, was recently honored at the White House as a "Champion of Change" for her work to combat homelessness among children and youth. She writes about her role in a new initiative to prevent and end youth/young adult homelessness in King County, which Building Changes helped to facilitate.

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Impatient Optimists, 6/28/12

Alice Shobe of Building Changes highlights evaluation as a key component in successful public-private partnerships.

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New report identifies three key strategies that will lead to a comprehensive system for preventing and ending youth/young adult homelessness.

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National research findings point the way toward developing a coordinated entry and assessment system that simplifies access to services for adults, families, and youth.

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Funders Together Blog, 6/13/12

Alice Shobe and Betsy Lieberman of Building Changes reflect on public-private partnerships and lessons learned from the Washington Families Fund.

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New report outlines the approach and successes of capacity building program designed to help nonprofits bring employment services to their homeless clients.

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