Partners in Progress: initiative creates one-stop shops for needy families 

LOS ANGELES — At the Youth Policy Institute here in an East Hollywood strip mall, low-income moms study for the GED while their kids are in day care in another room. One Hispanic immigrant mother takes her school-age children for after-school tutoring and computer classes.
In another corner of the center, a poster trumpets the progress of the Our Families Save program, which teaches the poor the importance of good credit. It encourages them to open a savings account by matching funds if they maintain it for a year. About 1,300 families are participating so far.

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Partners in Progress: initiative creates one-stop shops for needy families 

LOS ANGELES — At the Youth Policy Institute here in an East Hollywood strip mall, low-income moms study for the GED while their kids are in day care in another room. One Hispanic immigrant mother takes her school-age children for after-school tutoring and computer classes.

In another corner of the center, a poster trumpets the progress of the Our Families Save program, which teaches the poor the importance of good credit. It encourages them to open a savings account by matching funds if they maintain it for a year. About 1,300 families are participating so far.

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