Our House is most grateful to the Atlanta Women’s Foundation for its support of our Family Advocacy and Employment Readiness/CDA job training program. The mission of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls and to end generational poverty.
AWF 2013 research on effective approaches to breaking generational poverty reports that programs that address the multiple issues low-income families face, that place an emphasis on education and that shine a path toward success have the greatest opportunity to make meaningful and lasting change in the lives of families. “Employment,” according to AWF, “is the most obvious path to success—if a woman can find a well-paying, stable career, she will be able to care for her children and set them on a better path.”
AWF’s $25,000 grant allows Our House to set the women in our Child Development Associate (CDA) job training program on a path to greater stability and work success. Working in conjunction with our Family Advocacy program, the CDA program combines classroom instruction and paid job training to prepare participants to earn the nationally-recognized CDA Credential. AWF’s grant enables us to deliver a paid stipend to program participants, provide transportation assistance in the form of MARTA bus/rail cards, as well as meet other program objectives.
Our House is most grateful to receive the support of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation as we work towards a collective vision to end generational poverty among metro Atlanta families.