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The Center for Community Change supports and coordinates low-income community organizing nationwide. A top priority of the Center is to strengthen the power of groups that organize to meet the needs of low-wage workers and their families.

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP’s mission is to improve the economic security, educational and workforce prospects, and family stability of low-income parents, children, and youth and to secure equal justice for all.

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) features information on jobs, wages and living standards on its site, with updates on national and state unemployment figures and how job creation fares.

Good Jobs First is a national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials, promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families.

Jobs with Justice is a national network of local coalitions of labor, community groups, students, faith communities, and individual activists united to fight for workers’ rights and economic justice. By building a base of diverse constituencies at the local level as well as providing training, coordination, and networking at the national level, Jobs with Justice is re-building the infrastructure that gives communities a sense of their own power.

The National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce is a national online library for people in search of solutions to the direct-care staffing crisis in long-term care.

Nebraska Appleseed focuses on core values held by most Nebraskans, such as fairness, opportunity, community, and responsibility, finds common ground to create practical and reasonable solutions to persistent problems, and brings equal justice home to Nebraska’s struggling communities.

The nonprofit group PHI (Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute) works to strengthen the direct-care workforce within our nation’s long-term care system through developing innovative approaches to recruitment, training, and supervision; client-centered caregiving practices; and effective public policy.

The Prosperity Campaign connects low-wage workers to existing economic benefits programs available to them such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Childcare Tax Credit.

Founded in 1998, the Washington Area Womens Foundation is dedicated to making empowerment, economic security, and self-reliance a reality for low-income, women-headed families in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) works nationally and in its home community of Washington, D.C. to build pathways to economic independence for America's families, women, and girls.

The mission of Women Employed is to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity.

The Working Poor Families Project was created in 2001 to assess state efforts to assist the working poor. This national initiative works to strengthen state policies for working families.