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Close-Knit Communities for Better Outcomes: Using Peer Groups

Networks that Work, University of North Carolina School of Government

June 15, 2020

In this episode, “Close-Knit Communities for Better Outcomes: Using Peer Groups,” we feature the Building Wealth and Health Network, a program designed to incentivize entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. It features opportunities for parents and care-givers of young children to increase their income and savings, improve health and well-being, shape their own futures, and do so in a community of their peers. It has been proven effective in helping members heal from adversity, feel less isolated, and improve economic security.

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