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Health Program Lifts Young Man Out of Poverty

Out of work, no diploma and struggling in poverty just three years ago, Quinton Sanders now has a full-time career in the medical field thanks to the Affordable Care Act's Health Profession Opportunity Grants program.

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National Native American Heritage Month: Economic Prosperity in Indian Country

Lillian Sparks, commissioner of Administration for Native Americans, and Jeannie L. Chaffin, director of Office of Community Services, blog about the history of the Administration for Children and Families' work in promoting economic prosperity in tribal communities.

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Luz Torres prepares to draw blood from a patient.

Connecting Americans with In Demand Jobs

Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program provides education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to be in high demand.

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Head Start Mother Jackie Godinez holds her son Jeremy (pictured on the left) and Ashley (pictured on the right).

Children Get a Head Start on Health

Head Start provides low-income children access to quality education and good health practices.

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ACF Prepares Next Generation of Elementary Students

ACF releases interactive map and fact sheets showing resources, grantees and staff dedicated to school readiness in each state

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Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon and Puerto Rican Secretary Yenitisia Irizarry walk on the grounds of a runaway and homeless shelter in Puerto Rico.

ACF Meets with Caribbean U.S. Leaders to Discuss Partnership, Social Well-Being and Economic Development

Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon visited with local partners in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to discuss flexibility within existing programs to provide necessary assistance for those most in need. Where allowable by law and regulation, ACF is ready to work with local partners to combat poverty experienced by U.S. citizens in the Caribbean.

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New Flexibility will Strengthen Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program

Earlier this week, our Department took action to make programs that help Americans find and keep a job even stronger.

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Breaking the Recidivism Cycle: Pathways to Employment after Prison

The statistics on recidivism are alarming. According to the 2006 national study Confronting Confinement: a Report of the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons indicates that 67 percent of former prisoners are rearrested and that 52 percent are re-incarcerated within three years of their release.

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