In Opposition to the “Public Charge” Rule Change

Swearing-in ceremony officiated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and held at the Community Center in Brentwood, CA — East Bay Times &nbsp; UPDATE January 29, 2020: On Monday, January 26, the Supreme Court ruled the Trump Administration can move forward with a rule to make it harder for immigrants who rely on public assistance to gain &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

How Tipping Point is easing the burden on low-income drivers

Shrinking ticket fines for those struggling to make ends meet The problem For families living in poverty, any unexpected expense can jeopardize housing, health, and employment. Though we have long suspected that low-income drivers are disproportionately impacted by fines, we now have data to prove it. Thanks in part to a partnership between Tipping Point and &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Tipping Point quarterbacks study to increase filing for low-income tax credits

Every year $2 billion in earned income tax credits go unclaimed by low-income California families. For Americans who earn so little that they effectively owe zero income tax, this time of year offers an opportunity for a financial boost through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But, given the complexity of the process to file &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Paint by Numbers: Data Partnership with EDD Illustrates Employment Program Successes

It can be really difficult to track the success of workforce development programs. Getting the information involves contacting program participants who may not receive or respond to emails or calls, and then asking them about sensitive topics such as whether they’re still employed and if they make enough money to support their family. And then &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

5 Tips for Talking with Your Child about Homelessness

Photo by Travis Jensen (@travisjensen) From Martha Ryan, Founder + Executive Director of the Homeless Prenatal Program 2 in 5 families in the Bay Area cannot afford their basic needs. This reality is difficult to comprehend as adults, let alone broach the topic of such vast disparity with our children. How do we pass along our &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Who Pays More for Less?

The Bay Area’s poorest residents face hidden costs at every turn In the Bay Area, 1.3 million residents are too poor to meet their basic needs. One in 10 families must choose between rent and groceries. Parents work three, sometimes four, jobs at minimum wage to provide for their children. The path out of poverty is &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Open Door Policy: An Expert’s Case for Preventing Youth Homelessness

Ivan, an SF State Guardian Scholars student. This program, which has been supported by Tipping Point since 2007, engages current and former foster youth to attain college degrees, stable housing and career path employment. Photo credit: Travis Jensen. Tipping Point has committed $100 million to reduce chronic homelessness in San Francisco. A core part of our &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Lessons in Learning: A Fresh Approach to Summer School

Young BELL scholars enjoy their summer learning program in San Mateo (Source: BELL) Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, a Tipping Point grantee since 2012, has been testing an innovative approach to summer learning in the Bay Area, and is seeing exceptional results. Third grade reading proficiency is an important predictor of high school graduation &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Not Content to Count

By Jamie Austin At Tipping Point, we believe that on the path out of poverty, there are key milestones we can measure to track an individual’s success. We value long-term outcomes and meaningful data and have developed a set of core metrics to help our grantee organizations measure these important indicators. Jamie Austin is the &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>