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Case Studies

SPOTLIGHT: Children and Families


HS Begins — Head Start began as an eight-week part-day summer program by the Office of Economic Opportunity for 561,000 children more than 57 years ago. Today Head Start (HS), and Early Head Start (EHS) are the nation's premier early childhood programs for children ages birth to five and pregnant women from low-income families. HS/EHS programs—operated by nonprofit organizations (e.g., community action agencies), public agencies (e.g., cities or counties), school districts, tribal governments, migrant organizations, and for-profit entities—have served approximately 37 million children and their families since 1965. 

Precision Analytics


First Place for Youth helps young people who have aged out of the child welfare system build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood. Gemma Services is a social service agency that operates a long-term residential psychiatric care program for youth.




Health Equity


BCT Partners has worked successfully with eight leading hospitals and hospital systems across eight states to administer our Provider Cross Cultural Medical Assessment. This gives us a national database of thousands of provider responses and allows us to compare hospital systems to each other and compare providers on the basis of medical subspecialty.    

Small Business Community and Economic Development


The Community Economic Development program lies within the Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), which is an Operating Division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs (DCDDP), which is part of OCS, administers several discretionary grant programs including the Community Economic Development, Rural Community Development (RCD) and the Assets for Independence (AFI) programs. The CED program provides financial and technical assistance to Community Development Corporations, which are often CDFIs. The CED program encourages public-private partnerships that promote the development of business and employment opportunities for individuals and families whose income level does not exceed 125 percent of the federal poverty level and are residents of distressed communities.

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