Join DCFPI This Thursday To Strengthen DC’s Welfare-to-Work Program

One in three children in DC rely on the District’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. A successful TANF program is critical to DC’s future. Yet too often, TANF families do not get the support they need to move from welfare to work.

Join us this Thursday, Nov. 12 for a forum and release of a new report by DCFPI and SOME, Inc. about how to strengthen the District’s TANF program. In the report, DC TANF recipients share their experiences and recommendations for improving the program. Forum participants include:

“¢ Councilmember Tommy Wells (Ward 6), Chair of Committee on Human Services

“¢ Clarence Carter, Director, DC Department of Human Services (invited)

“¢ Peter Edelman, Georgetown Law Center “¢ Donna Pavetti, national welfare expert at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

“¢ Dionisia Martin, Former TANF Recipient