Annual Report 2013

Our 2013 annual report is the most recent and describes our achievements and progress for the previous calendar year.

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Year One Navigator Evaluation Study

The Seedco Health Insurance Navigator Enrollment Process in Georgia, Maryland, New York, and Tennessee Policy Implications and Opportunities for Quality Improvement The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) put in place reforms that improve access to quality, affordable health coverage. One of the provisions of the ACA was the creation of new Health Insurance […]

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Seedco Mid-South Brochure

This informational brochure describes Seedco’s work in the Mid-South region of the United States.

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Five Ways to Jumpstart Small Business Job Creation

This policy brief recommends specific approaches to ensure that small-business hiring plays a big role in solving our nation’s unemployment problem.

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Lessons from the Field: Supporting Fathers

As part of its Learnings from the Field series, Seedco released “Supporting Fathers.” The brief describes insights from a new wave of programs designed to help low-income, noncustodial fathers and their families.

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TANF Faith-Based Community Partnerships

As an intermediary organization, Seedco partners with community organizations, like Henry Street Settlement, to provide technical assistance, share best practices and conduct federal, state and local advocacy so the local partner can focus on direct service delivery.

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EarnBenefits: Increasing Access to Economic Stability

This informational brochure discusses the EarnBenefits program, which is the centerpiece of Seedco’s approach to work and family supports.

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Seedco’s New York State 2011 Budget Priorities

Seedco highlights two fiscal priorities to the New York State Legislature, urging it to fully restore $5 million to the Career Pathways program, which gives low-income young adults and public assistance recipients the educational and training credentials necessary to compete for careers in high-demand fields. Additionally, Seedco urges the Legislature to fully restore $2.764 million to the Strengthening Families through Stronger Fathers Initiative, which focuses on serving non-custodial fathers.

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Seedco’s Dads at Work Initiative

This policy brief was developed to share a practitioner’s perspective on Seedco’s three-year Dads at Work pilot workforce development program in New York.

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Service Integration: Delivering Economic Strengthening Services to Low Wage Workers

In 2010, with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Seedco developed Service Integration: Delivering Economic Strengthening Services to Low-Wage Workers. This extensive guide and toolkit provides concrete recommendations on integrating workforce development, work supports, and asset building services using an economic strengthening approach to service delivery.

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Coalition to Promote Access and Opportunity Comments

Seedco is a Steering Committee member of the Coalition to Promote Access and Opportunity, a group formed to alleviate poverty for millions of families by promoting federal, state and local policy agendas that facilitate comprehensive, coordinated access to underutilized public benefits and related resources.

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Housing Help Program Homelessness Prevention Pilot Final Report

An evaluation by Seedco documents the success of the Housing Help pilot program in New York City to help families avoid eviction and homelessness.

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Increasing Support for Programs that Provide Technical Assistance to Small Businesses

Francine Delgado, senior vice president for New York City programs, testified to the New York City Council Small Business Committee about increasing support for programs that provide technical assistance to small businesses, such as the Seedco-operated NYC Business Solutions centers in Upper and Lower Manhattan. New York City Council Small Business CommitteeIncreasing Support for Programs […]

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A Tale of Two Systems: Linking Economic Development and Workforce Development

This policy brief analyzes efforts in three states to detail opportunities and pitfalls encountered by linking economic and workforce development systems.

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Crisis on Main Street: Recommendations for Small Business Recovery

This policy brief analyzes the impact of the recession’s credit crunch on small business and provides recommendations for a recovery of the small business capital market.

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From ‘Work First’ to ‘Worker Mobility’: A Critical Review of Career Advancement Strategies

This report analyzes career advancement programs targeted to low-wage workers and contrasts those models with Seedco’s career advancement program, EarnMore.

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Project Reach Out: Building Effective Partnerships between the Public Workforce System and Faith-based and Community Organizations

This product by Seedco’s Consulting and Technical Assistance team, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, outlines how to build effective partnerships between the public workforce system and community-based organizations.

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The Limits of Social Enterprise: A Field Study & Case Analysis

This policy brief provides a fresh perspective on social enterprise through a detailed assessment of a Seedco childcare initiative.

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“Step Up” Career Planning Guide

In 2006, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development provided funding to Seedco to update the In-School Youth Work Readiness Curriculum. The curriculum was designed to prepare youth to enter the workforce with the tools and skills needed to make good work-related decisions and to build successful careers.

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New Orleans Small Business Resource Guide

The New Orleans Small Business Resource Guide is designed to help New Orleans-area businesses access valuable resources in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This site currently lists 51 services, provided by 39 different government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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