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Register Today – April Frontline Focus TrainingsMarch 18, 2015
Registration is open for the following Frontline Focus trainings: Reducing Turnover: Becoming a Retention Agent (Apr. 9), Becoming an Industry Insider (Apr. 10), Employ Lit: Helping Clients with Low Literacy (two-part training Apr. 17 & 24) and Meeting Management (Apr. 23). For more information on the Frontline Focus Training Institute, including a link to the full course catalog , click here.
New Report: Minority Working Families in Illinois Falling BehindMarch 16, 2015
A sharp racial/ethnic divide has emerged within the world of low-income working families, posing a critical equity and economic challenge to Illinois and the nation, a new study concludes. Unless decision makers in Illinois are willing to pursue policies that would improve conditions, African-Americans and Latinos will continue to emerge as a larger – but under-prepared and underpaid – segment of the workforce. Read more in the latest report from the Working Poor Families Project, “Low-Income Working Families: The Racial/Ethnic Divide” by clicking here. Click here to view the press release for this report.
TAKE ACTION – Make your Voices Heard Against Harmful CutsMarch 13, 2015
Illinois’ new Governor has proposed slashing billions of dollars in order to balance the state budget. These cuts will devastate low-income workers and families across Illinois with cuts to human services, Medicaid, subsidized childcare, and higher education. The testimony agenda for the Illinois Department of Human Services’ (IDHS) Senate Appropriations budget hearing on March 16 has been finalized. If you were interesting in testifying but did not make it onto the agenda, there are many opportunities to make your voices heard. Click here to learn more.

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