- Program Education
- Program Area Building Organized Communities
- Grant Amount $80,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2002–September 30, 2004
- Location Seattle, WA, United States
- Geographic Focus Seattle
About this grant
It is estimated that more than 100,000 families have left welfare to join the ranks of the working poor since the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. The Washington Working Families Campaign seeks to help families build economic security through organizing, policy analysis and proactive media. The coming reauthorization of three federal programs — Workforce Investment Act, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and the Higher Education Act — provides a strategic opportunity for the campaign as it works in collaboration with the Center for Community Change’s National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support.Multiyear funding will support objectives that include mobilizing a strong and sustained campaign to bring the voices of low-wage workers into the debate on the reauthorization of the three programs; creating and gaining passage for policies that increase the range of education and training opportunities for people transitioning into the workforce; increasing the involvement of all low-wage workers as frontline advocates on family support issues; and sustaining a media effort that highlights the challenges of low-income people.Fremont Public Association, founded in 1974, is a community action agency that advocates for social justice and the elimination of poverty.