HSF February Breakfast: Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Delaney House, Holyoke

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Fee $25 for HSF members.

Topic: Re-Establishing Social & Economic Mobility – The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national center innovating family-led approaches to economic and social mobility. Since 2001, FII has shown that investing in people’s strengths and initiative delivers more powerful, sustainable, and cost effective outcomes for low-income families. Their strength-based approach, as radical and as old as our democracy, is inspired by the historical successes of poor communities in the U.S.

FII’s approach is based on these principles:
• Reward and encourage initiative
• Honor community social connections and mutuality
• Recognize and invest in resident leadership and solutions
• Respect self-determination

Presenter: Jesus Gerena, Director of FII Boston

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