Spotlight: Basic Needs

Basic Needs is the foundation of our entire Steps to Success framework. This holiday season, we invite you to learn about the importance of basic needs.

High School Graduation

A high school diploma is a critical milestone on the path to a post-secondary degree and/or a self-sustaining career.

A Special Message from our President & CEO

James Taylor, our President & CEO, shares what you can do to help your neighbors in need this holiday season.

College- or Career-readiness

As they continue their education or enter the workforce, young people need access to skills and training that enable them to secure and maintain gainful employment with a living wage.

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drive systemic change to provide everyone with a clear path to success.


Making a donation is the best way to help make lasting change in the lives of those who need it most. We direct your gift to where it will have the greatest impact.

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Youth Housing Stability Coalition

The Youth Housing Stability Coalition works to address homelessness among teens and young adults.

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Data: Basic Needs Met: Food, Safety & Housing

Our online data hub tracks data related to Basic Needs. Indicators related to poverty, homeless, crime, child abuse and food access.

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

We collected a list of volunteer opportunities to help you find the best way to help your community this holiday season.

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