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Registration is now open for the 2015 PLI Summit! The PLI Summit provides an intimate setting for up to 100 human service practitioners and leaders to network, learn, and share. This is a must-attend event for practitioners who serve fathers and families, and want to take advantage of a space where practitioners - at different levels and within different sectors - are able to connect with one another, share experiences and lessons learned, and gain new skills that will enhance their work and improve outcomes for low-income populations across the country.


Here are just a few reasons to register today:

  • Keynote address by Kenneth Braswell.
  • Concurrent workshops focused on topics such as the paradigm shift of child support, integrated approaches to workforce development, stabilizing fragile families, and "two-gen" models for the fatherhood movement. 
  • Expert-led panel discussions on program policy, practice, and sustainability.
  • Pre-Summit Leadership Coaching Experience: Building Your Leadership Platform.

March 24-26, 2015

Lord Baltimore Hotel

Baltimore, Maryland


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Webinar |Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 2:00 PM EST
This Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) webinar will explore Public Housing Authorities' (PHAs) integration of employment supports, and its impacts in supporting residents' job training and work placement. Speakers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), MDRC, the Urban Institute, Abt Associates, and ICF International will describe their experiences implementing and evaluating economic and job development programs that focus on public housing residents.

Policy | December 2014


The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) has issued the first of five briefs highlighting the need and opportunity for integrating financial capability services into social service programs. This introductory brief covers: (1) the state of households' finances, (2) the impact of financial insecurity on families, (3) the financial challenges experienced by households beyond lack of income and wealth, (4) the definition of financial capability and integration, (5) the federal government's investment in innovation and cross-agency dialogue regarding integration and financial capability, and (6) the framework for future policy recommendations.

Philanthropy | Application Period: January 20 - August 7, 2015 

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation will issue three RFPs in 2015 that address the following focus areas: (1) Jobs: Workforce Development and Education, (2) Housing: Community Development, and (3) Hunger: Basic Human Services. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that serve specific metropolitan areas in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington, as well as Washington, DC. 

Publication | December 2014

Common Justicea Vera Institute victim service program, recently released a brief entitled, Young Men of Color and the Other Side of Harm: Addressing Disparities in Our Response to Violence The brief presents an overview of study findings, which show that few services exist to address the needs of young men of color as victims. The brief highlights efforts to address the lack of services, including a learning collaborative being developed by traditional victim service providers, youth program providers, and other organizations working with young men of color who have been harmed by violence.

Event| March 24-26, 2015  | Baltimore, MD

Join us March 24-26 for the 2015 PLI Summit in Baltimore, MD. The PLI Summit is designed for human service practitioners and leaders, like you, who are connected to the fields of workforce development, family strengthening,  responsible fatherhood, and/or boys and men of color.

New in 2015! Pre Summit Experience: Building Your Leadership Platform. 
Register for this half-day learning experience to take part in an interactive, small-group coaching session with a leadership expert. Participants will walk away with greater focus, momentum, and tools for success in their individual leadership journeys.
The Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI) is a national initiative of the 
and is designed to provide practitioners with experiences, skills and information that strengthens their ability to improve outcomes for low-income fathers & families.

This program is funded in part by