Economic Mobility Webinar
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is currently working on an initiative to promote economic mobility and resilience. Through this work ACF hopes to support state and local efforts to move families to self-sufficiency by growing the capacity for parents and children to achieve their fullest potential through the workforce, education, early childhood development and family-centered integrated services. In the face of COVID-19 this work may look different but it is more important than ever. In this webinar we will discuss the initiative and highlight best practices from foundations who are supporting economic mobility work. We will also explore ways foundations may partner to engage in this space.
This webinar, hosted by the Council of Michigan Foundations, will serve as an introduction to the initiative. Highlighting best practices of foundations who are already supporting economic mobility work and look at ways in which foundations might partner to engage in this space.
About ACF Region 5
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities with partnerships, funding, guidance, training and technical assistance. We are responsible for Federal stewardship of a set of programs that provide essential services and supports for millions of Americans. And through our grants administration, research, technical assistance, and policy guidance, we seek to support national, state, territorial, tribal, and local efforts to strengthen families and communities and promote opportunity and economic mobility. The Administration of Children and Families, Midwest Regional Office, works closely with states, tribal nations, communities and stakeholders within the six state areas of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Lisa Daugherty, president and chief executive officer, Lake Area United Way
Lisa has served as Lake Area United Way’s President and CEO since January of 2015, leading the organization through a significant transition to a new community impact model, focused on helping low-income families access child care and better paying jobs in Lake County. She was recently awarded NIPSCO’s Luminary Award for Outstanding Leadership. Before LAUW, Lisa entered the nonprofit sector as the Director of Marketing & Development for TradeWinds Services, Inc., an organization serving children and adults with disabilities. Prior to her roles in nonprofits, Lisa enjoyed a diverse career in media with The TIMES Media Company serving lastly as the Advertising Director and General Manager. Throughout her career at The TIMES, she held various sales, management and director level positions in circulation, marketing, human resources and advertising. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Master of Arts in Communication and Creative Arts from Purdue Northwest.
Angela Green, regional administrator for region 5, Administration for Children and Families
Angela is the regional administrator for the Administration for Children and Families’ Region 5. She oversees high-priority human services initiatives of the agency, administrative leadership and support for ACF’s Chicago staff and human service emergency planning, preparedness and response. Angela began her social work career in youth-development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. In April 1999 she was selected by Children’s Bureau, Inc., to develop, create and manage the state of Indiana’s first community-based child protection project entitled Neighborhood Alliance for Child Safety in Indianapolis. Under her leadership the program expanded from providing free quality services to 125 individuals in one zip code area the first year in operation to a little over 5,000 throughout the county by the sixth year. This project became the model program for the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) with mandated statewide replication. In March 2006 she became part of the executive management team for DCS where she served as deputy director of practice support. In this role she lead the direction of policy, functionality of Indiana’s child welfare information system, practiced validation through a performance and quality improvement and formalization of data management for the department. During her tenure, Indiana’s child welfare policy manual was completely reconstructed and updated. She also spearheaded the integration of a new continuous quality improvement process that included a multi-level systemic response to qualitative and quantitative data.
Erica Fleischer, program specialist for region 5, Administration for Children and Families
Erica is a Program Specialist at the Administration for Children and Families in the Office of Regional Operations in Chicago. She implements cross-cutting strategic initiatives and her current work is focused Economic Mobility. She is a former Presidential Management Fellow. Prior to ACF, Ms. Fleischer was a Mayoral Fellow in the Office of Richard M. Daley working on a variety of policy issues for the City of Chicago. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.
Stephen Arellano, coordinator, Governor's Office of Foundation Liaison
Stephen spends his days interacting with funders, government officials, and the nonprofit community to build relationships, deepen our awareness of work that is happening across the state, and building relationships to facilitate productive partnerships between government and philanthropy.