Seeking to build actionable solutions and unlikely alliances so that American families can flourish.
Today is a critical moment in history for American families. This initiative seizes on a significant opportunity for political, private sector, and nonprofit leaders across the ideological spectrum to step back and thoughtfully reassess what types of long-term investments and policies are best for their organizations and what success would look like in order to make it easier to raise children AND work in America. America can do a better job supporting working families, and indeed, we must.
Simply put, it is too hard to raise young children in America today while also working. Improving support for working families with young children is at the forefront of our national conversation. Most parents are in the labor force; however, workplaces and government policies have not caught up to help support working families in today’s environment. The need for consensus solutions is more relevant now than ever with historically high levels of polarization and divided government following the 2022 midterms.
Only 25% of families report living the american dream
American Compass Research
In February 2022, about 39% of women with children younger than 5 said they had quit their jobs or reduced their hours since the pandemic began, up from 33 percent at the same time in 2021.
The NY Times
Only 23% of civilian workers have access to paid parental leave.
US Dept of Labor
In Spring of 2022, we conducted a comprehensive analysis on how we could better support working families, interviewing more than 60 of the nation’s leading stakeholders on family issues across the political spectrum and sectors, as well as hundreds of other diverse leaders.
Our research focused on the main challenges families face to:
Some areas of potential impact that could result from the project and a subsequent implementation phase include:
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