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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 23, 2014

Mobility Mentoring® Tools, Techniques and Training

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, social service practitioners who want to learn more about Mobility Mentoring® and best practices in helping families reach economic mobility were invited to attend a one-day training session to be held at CWU’s Boston headquarters at One Washington Mall in Boston.

October 15, 2014

Workforce Solutions Group 5th Annual Massachusetts Jobs and Workforce Summit : Investing in Talent

Join CWU and fellow members of the Workforce Solutions Group for the 5th Annual Summit, featuring more than 300 key business, labor and education leaders, presenting the latest information about regional job creation efforts, new federal and state resources for job-driven training, the recently passed Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act, and economic development partnerships.

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!


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