Community and Institutional Partnerships
United Way for Greater Austin
Key Partner: Family Pathways at United Way for Greater Austin
Family Pathways at United Way for Greater Austin (United Way ATX) is collaborating with Austin Community College (ACC) to provide recurring cash disbursements to program participants (“guaranteed income”). Their goal is to accelerate postsecondary success for parents using a 2Gen approach. Postsecondary education is the most promising path towards economic stability for families because it leads to careers with sustainable living wages. The program provides $500 a month for 12 months to low-income student parents attending ACC. The Atlanta Fed has partnered with the United Way ATX to create the CLIFF Guaranteed Income Dashboard. The dashboard will be used to educate potential program participants on how a guaranteed income could affect their eligibility for social safety net programs.
About the United Way ATX
United Way ATX is conducting this pilot as part of its mission to bring people, ideas, and resources together to fight poverty in our community. United Way takes a multigenerational approach in the fight against poverty. The organization focuses on initiatives that are designed to jump-start and maintain sustainable solutions for families with low income and drive collective change by aligning public and private support. They believe in investing in solutions that provide people with the skills and resources they need to take an active role in their own success. Together, they are building a community where every child enters kindergarten ready to learn, every person connects with community resources promoting health, and all families are financially stable.
You can access the CLIFF Guaranteed Income Dashboard at https://emar-data-tools.shinyapps.io/gi_dashboard_familypathways_austin/.