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Look Up and Hope Improving Outcomes for Children of Color

Volunteers of America is proud to announce that our Look Up and Hope program is being highlighted as an evidence-based best practice in Annie E. Casey’s recently published Kids Count Report. This inclusion is based on our most recent data analysis that demonstrated elevated effectiveness for families of color. 

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About Look Up and Hope: 

Families affected by incarceration are one of the 
most at-risk populations that Volunteers of America serves. In early 2009, 
Volunteers of America announced plans to launch an innovative new family 
strengthening initiative called Look Up and Hope. The purpose of this 
initiative is to strengthen and support families affected by maternal 
incarceration. Volunteers of America chose to focus on this particular 
group because mothers with children under the age of 18 are one of the 
fastest growing sectors of the incarcerated population. Today, we continue 
to work toward family strengthening through Look Up and Hope.