San Bernardino, CA – The Kresge Foundation has selected Time for Change Foundation (TFCF) and their unique partnership with Root and Rebound for the second cohort of its national Next Generation Initiative. Both agencies will join nine other private nonprofit and public human services organizations advancing the social and economic mobility of children and families with low incomes around the country in this two-year learning program.
The Next Generation (NextGen) initiative is designed to support private nonprofit and public human services organizations committed to person-centered, outcomes-based, data-driven work that advances racial equity using two-generation, whole family approaches. Through this initiative, Kresge seeks to partner and learn with organizations that go beyond traditional human services delivery methods and move toward new ways to create permanent pathways out of poverty.
Time for Change Foundation’s mission is to empower disenfranchised low- income individuals and families by building leadership through evidence based programs and housing designed to create self-sufficiency and thriving communities.
Since its inception in 2002, TFCF has helped over 1,500 women make the transition from homelessness and incarceration into self-sufficiency. “Our model is innovative and it’s working,” says Kim Carter, the agency’s Founder. TFCF uses a three-pronged approach which includes direct services, advocacy and community development. Dismantling structural and systemic barriers to equality and justice while building the community infrastructure needed to support low income families leads our work.
The REAL project (Rights Equality and Law) brings the legal expertise to the front line of the work we do as so many of our families are ensnarled in the collateral consequences of poor public policy. Our partner, Root and Rebound employs and trains lawyers to work on behalf of clients who would otherwise have no legal representation.
“Over the next two years, this dynamic group of leaders will have the opportunity to learn from each other and national experts around the country and develop a network that collectively works to transform the sector and transform lives,” Joelle Jude-Fontaine, Kresge Human Services senior program officer, said.
For more information about the Next Generation Initiative, visit Kresge.org.