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A Dynamic Approach to Helping Women and Their Families

Crittenton Women's Union breaks new ground daily helping low-income women achieve economic independence. In one organization, we combine direct service programs, independent research, and public advocacy. Our clients' determination to overcome poverty informs our search for solutions and inspires our call for change.

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Using Brain Science to design new pathways out of poverty

CWU’s newest report explores the impact of factors such as social bias, persistent poverty and trauma on brain development and outlines the connection between how cognitive skills affected by persistent stress impact low-income adults’ ability to get ahead.

 

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Transforming Lives

Crittenton Women’s Union transforms the lives of 1,400 people each year. Learn more about how CWU is creating opportunities for economic independence!

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Economic Independence Calculator

What are the real costs of living in Massachusetts in 2013? This invaluable interactive tool will allow you to easily determine how much it costs for a specific family-type to live in any community in Massachusetts.

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What's New at CWU

October 13, 2014

Team CWU Runs the Tufts 10K for Women

On Monday, October 13, 2014 Team CWU will run the Tufts 10K for Women, in support of Crittenton Women's Union and its programs and services to further economic independence. Interested in running-- join us today!

September 28, 2014

Sip, Shop, and Socialize with CWU's Young Patrons

CWU's Young Patrons Steering Committee invites you to Sip, Shop & Socialize on September 28th at Tory Burch to benefit Crittenton Women's Union. Enjoy shopping the fall collection and learning more about CWU's work to promote economic mobility. Guests can take advantage of an exclusive supporter discount!

July 31, 2014

Webinar: Numbers and Your Story: Use Data to Attract Donors

CWU's Vice President of Research and Innovation, Deborah Youngblood, shares insights about data collection and analysis as grant-winning tools, as well as guidance on how organization and work toward becoming more data driven.


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