It’s important that we provide you, our supporters and neighbors, updates on our work, and more importantly, updates on our outcomes. Today, I’d like to share programmatic updates related to our Major Accountabilities. In 2016, our Board of Directors adopted Major Accountabilities that we, as an organization, would be accountable for to our community. Since poverty is always an economic condition, our Major Accountabilities center around us pushing back against economic poverty. For the period of July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, I’m pleased to share the following with you:
Major Accountability #1 – Increase Net Household Income
This is a true measure of the status of a family’s poverty. Studies show over and over that when net household income increases, families can avoid crisis, and began to make long-term plans. Those plans are generally positive, and long-term planning helps families make better life and financial choices, and allows them to truly break free of the poverty mindset.