Work and Family Links

Alfred P. Sloan Centers for the Study of Working Families

Center on Aging & Work
" The Center on Aging & Work at Boston College is a unique research center that focuses on one of the defining issues of our time: aging and work. The Center works in partnership with decision-makers at the workplace to design and implement rigorous investigations that will help American businesses prepare for the opportunities and challenges associated with the aging workforce."

Center on Parents, Children and Work
"The Sloan Center based out of the University of Chicago and currently working out of Michigan State University was founded to examine the issues facing working parents and their children by taking a different approach to conceptually defining the research issues and exploring new research methodologies." Also see the 2006 Sloan International Conference -Why Workplace Flexibility Matters: Global Perspective http://www.workplaceflexibilitymatters.com

Center for Working Families at the University of California, Berkeley (1998-2002)
"Established in 1998, the Berkely Center for Working Families was composed of an interdisciplinary group of UC Berkeley faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and postgraduate researchers who initiated research working on families and "cultures of care". The Center formally closed on August 31, 2002, but many of the research projects continue."

Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life
"The Emory Center focuses its research on the functions and significance of ritual and myth in dual wage-earner middle-class families in the American South."

MIT Workplace Center
"The MIT Workplace Center was established in 2001 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the MIT Sloan School of Management to build—in theory and in practice—a mutually supportive relationship between the performance of firms and the well being of employees, their families, and communities."

UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families
" CELF is an interdisciplinary center where anthropologists, applied linguists, education specialists, and psychologists study how working parents and their children approach the challenges of balancing the demands of work, school, and family life using detailed, ethnographic research of everyday life."

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University Based Work-Family

Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children at Claremont McKenna College
"The Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children was established in 2001 to be a leading source of research on significant issues impacting the intersection between work and family."

Boston College Center for Work & Family
"…Provides a bridge linking the academic community to leaders in employment settings who are committed to promoting workforce effectiveness. The Center works with leading employers committed to creating workplace cultures that support the "dual agenda" of individual and organizational success."

Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center at Cornell University
"Our mission is to create an intellectual community where collaborative research, outreach, and education on broad life course, family, and demographic issues can flourish."

Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
"The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is a membership based research organization. We work with global corporations to help them define, plan and operationalize their corporate citizenship. Our goal is to help business leverage its social, economic and human assets to ensure both its success and a more just and sustainable world."

Center for Families at Purdue University
"The Center for Families at Purdue University focuses on improving the quality of life for families and strengthening the capacity of families to provide nurturing environments for their members. To accomplish this, the center works with four important groups whose efforts directly impact quality of life for families: extension educators, human service providers, employers, and policymakers."

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
"The goals of the Center for Retirement Research are to promote research on retirement issues, to transmit new findings to the policy community and the public, to help train new scholars, and to broaden access to valuable data sources."

Center for Women and Work
"The Center for Women and Work (CWW) is an innovative leader in Research and Programs that promotes gender equity, a high skill economy, and reconciliation of work and well-being for all."

Centre for Work + Life (Australia)
The Centre for Work + Life (CWL), established in 2006 by Professor Pocock, is a national research centre that investigates work and its intersection with households, community and social life in Australia.

Center for WorkLifeLaw
The Center for WorkLifeLaw is a research and advocacy group at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. The Center seeks to eliminate employment discrimination against caregivers such as parents and adult children of aging parents.

Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being at the University of Guelph (CANADA)
"The Centre for Families Work & Well-being is an innovative, interdisciplinary research and educational centre, responding to dramatic changes in family patterns, paid work, and broader economic and political structures. Faculty, staff and graduate students work in matters relevant to individual and family well-being, the interface between work and family, and contextual factors that affect workplace productivity and community supports."

Child and Family Web Guide (Tufts)
"The WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. Topics are selected on the basis of parent recommendations; they cover all ages, from early child development through adolescence."

Children, Youth and Family Consortium at University of Minnesota
"The Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) works to improve the lives of children, youth and families by supporting and creating new knowledge and encouraging the use of evidence-based knowledge in public and private policy development and family related professions."

Future of Work (University of Leeds) (UK)
"The Future of Work Programme, launched by the Economic and Social Research Council in October 1998, is helping to rectify the gaps in our knowledge. Spanning the full range of social science disciplines, it is providing the much needed evidence and theoretical advances to enhance public understanding of the critical developments most likely to impact on people's working lives."

Families & Social Capital - ESRS Research Group (London South Bank University)(UK)
"Families are changing in Britain, and so is the society in which they live. The Families and Social Capital Research Group focuses on the inter-relationship between the dynamics of family change and social resource processes."

National Program on Women & Aging of Brandeis University
"The mission of the National Program on Women & Aging is to focus national attention on the special concerns of women as they age, to develop solutions and strategies for dealing with these concerns, and to reach out to women and organizations across the country, promoting the changes necessary to improve older women's lives."

Institute for Work & Employment Research (MIT)
"…Our faculty and students have been focused on leading our field through changes in the economy, society, and the workforce by posing new, sometimes controversial theories and ideas; engaging in empirical research that is grounded in current practices; and offering suggestions for public policy and institutional innovations."

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
"The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is one of the nation's premier research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses exclusively on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color."

Kunz Center for Research on Work, Family, & Gender (University of Cincinnati)
"The Kunz Center for Research on Work, Family, & Gender exists within the Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. Center affiliates conduct research and other programs on work, the family, and issues of interdependence between work and family. The Center's mission is to conduct basic and applied research, provide educational and research services to local stakeholders, and enrich the educational experience of our students."

Labor Project for Working Families
"The Labor Project for Working Families has resources for union members, negotiating teams, organizers, policy makers as well as community based organizations and activists on advocating for family friendly workplaces."

Labor Resource Center at University of Massachusetts, Boston
"The Labor Resource Center (LRC) provides educational and research programs to workers and to labor and community organizations. The mission of the LRC-to support workers and their organizations as they seek to gain control over their futures at work, in their communities, and in the political arena-is carried out through its three programs under the guidance of the LRC Advisory Board"

McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy
"The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy is a multidisciplinary research institute that studies the impact of social conditions on health and leads programs to translate research into effective policy to improve those conditions worldwide."

Military Family Research Institute (Purdue University)
"The Military Family Research Institute is a cross-departmental research program housed at Purdue University and funded by the Department of Defense, Office of Military Community and Family Policy. The mission of MFRI is to conduct interdisciplinary, multilevel research that provides insight into the impact of quality of life factors on military members and their families."

National Center for Father and Families (University of Pennsylvania)
"An interdisciplinary policy research center, NCOFF is dedicated to research and practice that expands the knowledge base on father involvement and family development, and that informs policy designed to improve the well-being of children. Developed in the spirit of the Philadelphia Children's Network's (PCN) motto, Help the children. Fix the system., NCOFF seeks to increase and enrich the possibilities for children, ensuring that they are helped and that the system allows for and encourages the positive participation of fathers in their children's lives."

National Clearinghouse on Academic Worklife (NCAW) (University of Michigan)
"The National Clearinghouse on Academic Worklife (NCAW) provides resources to help faculty, graduate students, administrators and higher education researchers understand more about all aspects of modern academic work and related career issues, including tenure track and non tenure track appointments, benefits, climate and satisfaction, work/life balance, and policy development."

National Institute on Out-of-School Time (Wellesley College)
"Our Mission is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours."

New England Work & Family Association (Boston College)
"The New England Work & Family Association (NEWFA) was established in 1992 to help employers understand and address the complex work/life challenges facing today's workforce. …NEWFA provides a forum and resource base for organizations interested in becoming more progressive in their human resource practices."

Silicon Valley Cultures Project at San Jose State University, California
"The Silicon Valley Cultures Project is the guiding theoretical framework which joins several ethnographic research projects studying diverse aspects of life in Silicon Valley."

University of California, Berkeley: Guidelines for Responding to Death
"Death calls for the most compassionate of responses, but sometimes people are uncertain about what should be done for family, friends and colleagues. The Guidelines for Responding to Death provides tools that help the campus respond thoroughly and consistently to the needs of family and colleagues."

University of KY Institute for Workplace Innovation
"The Institute for Workplace Innovation (iWin) collaborates with employers, employees, educators and government leaders to define, develop and implement workplace solutions that will position Kentucky as a leader in the global economy. "

Wellesley Centers for Women
"The Wellesley Centers for Women brings together an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in research, training, analysis, and action. For more than 30 years, our groundbreaking work has been dedicated to looking at the world through the eyes of women with the goal of shaping a better world for all."

Workplace Flexibility 2010 (Georgetown University)
"Workplace Flexibility 2010 is a campaign to support the development of a comprehensive national policy on workplace flexibility."

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Corporate Work-Family

Aequus Partners (Australia) Workplace Flexibility Portal
“This website is designed by Aequus Partners, a highly respected management consultancy with extensive experience in implementing workplace flexibility practices. This website aims to promote awareness of the importance of flexible work practices in increasing employee satisfaction and retention rates.”

American Business Collaborative for Quality Dependent Care
"The American Business Collaboration (ABC) is a groundbreaking collaboration of leading U.S. companies (Champions) partnering to ensure that their employees have access to quality dependent care programs and services to help them manage their work and personal responsibilities."

Business in the Community (UK)
"Business in the Community is a membership of companies with the leadership to translate corporate values and commitments into mainstream management practice. These companies measure and report on progress and illustrate the action being taken to improve the impact of its operations, products and services on society and the environment."

Center for Ethical Business Cultures
"The Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) assists leaders in creating ethical and profitable business cultures at the enterprise, community and global levels."

Center for Women's Business Research
"The Center for Women's Business Research is the go-to source on the trends, characteristics, achievements, and challenges of women business owners and their enterprises."

Center for Work-Life Policy
"The Center for Work-Life Policy (CWLP) undertakes research and works with employers to design, promote, and implement workplace policies that increase productivity and enhance personal/family well-being. CWLP is committed to promoting policies that enable individuals to realize their full potential across the divides of gender, race and class."

Companies that Care
"The Center for Companies That Care (Companies That Care) is a national, not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees and communities."

Corporate Voices for Working Families
"Corporate Voices for Working Families is a non-partisan, non-profit corporate membership organization created to bring the private sector voice into the public dialogue on issues affecting working families."

Equal Employment Opportunity Trust (NEW ZEALAND)
"The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust provides information and tools on EEO to employers and raises awareness of diversity issues in the workplace."

Familien Service (GERMANY)
"Familien Service supports companies in their quest to establish Work-Life-Balance, Diversity and Inclusion management as a core pillar of sustainable personnel policies."

National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation
“NFIB is one of the leading sources of information about small business in the United States. A 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation conducts research about policy-related issues as well as the business practices and economic impact of small firms through its Small Business Economic Trends reports and other economic research studies. The empirically based information about small business, the product of more than 30 years of research, is available to policymakers, small-business owners, scholars and the public.”

Parenting in the Workplace Institute
Parenting in the Workplace Institute's mission is "to promote, educate, and provide resources for successful implementation of parenting in the workplace structures nationally and worldwide."

Rainmaker Thinking, Inc.
"RainmakerThinking, Inc.® was founded in 1993 and since then we've conducted ongoing research on the changing workplace."

WFC Resources
"Since 1984 WFC Resources (formerly Work & Family Connection) has been working to help employers create a workplace that's both supportive and effective."

When Work Works
"When Work Works is a nationwide initiative to highlight the importance of workforce effectiveness and workplace flexibility as strategies to enhance businesses' competitive advantage in the global economy and yield positive business results."

Winning Workplaces
"Winning Workplaces is a nonprofit committed to helping small and midsize organizations create high-performance workplaces."

Work/Life Association (AUSTRALIA)
"Work/Life Association is the premier, not for profit organisation in Australia dedicated to assisting the business community create and maximise options to help their workers juggle work and life commitments."

World at Work
"WorldatWork is the world's leading not-for-profit professional association dedicated to knowledge leadership in total rewards, compensation, benefits, and work-life. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork focuses on human resources disciplines associated with attracting, motivating and retaining employees."

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Government Organizations/Resources

Australian Institute of Family Studies
"The Australian Institute of Family Studies is an Australian government statutory authority... established in February 1980 to promote the identification and understanding of factors affecting marital and family stability in Australia."

Center for Disease Control: Breastfeeding Information
"CDC is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting optimal breastfeeding practices as a means of improving the public's health."

Council of State Governments
"CSG helps states increase efficiency by identifying the best new and creative approaches to significant state problems in our Innovations Awards."

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (AUSTRALIA)
"The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations is the lead government agency providing national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace."

Human Resources and Social Development (CANADA)
"HRSDC's mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadians' quality of life."

National Childcare Information and Technical Assistance Center
"The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a service of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance (TA) center that provides comprehensive child care information resources and TA services to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators and other key stakeholders."

NIH Work /Life Center
"The NIH Work/Life Center (WLC) was established to assist employees with their efforts to better manage their complex personal and professional lives... The NIH enables employees to contribute their best efforts to the mission and actively demonstrates that it values its workforce as one of its greatest assets."

Texas Work & Family Clearinghouse
"The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas…The Texas Work & Family Clearinghouse provides information and links to resources on work-family programs and policies for employers, employees, policymakers, and the public."

THOMAS -- U.S. Congress on the Internet
"THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress.... Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include bills, resolutions, congressional record, government resources, [and more.]"

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. It includes hundreds of associations, thousands of local chambers, and more than 100 American Chambers of Commerce in 91 countries."

U.S. Department of Labor
"The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements."

U.S. DOL - Women's Bureau
The Women's Bureau's mission is "to improve the status of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment."

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National Surveys and Databases

AARP Research Center
"AARP Policy & Research features authoritative information on issues affecting the 50+ population. This expanding collection of research publications, speeches, legal briefs and opinion pieces seeks to provide deeper insight and fresh perspectives to opinion leaders, scholars and other professional audiences."

Bureau of Labor Statistics
"The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor."

CasePlace
"CasePlace.org…is free and open to students, executive educators, and anyone interested in learning more about social and environmental issues in business and in connecting with others who share these interests. Includes case studies, teaching resources, and other tools and resources."

CESSDA (Council of European Social Science Data Archives)
"CESSDA is an umbrella organization for social science data archives across Europe. The CESSDA Portal is a gateway to many kinds of research data and metadata, including sociological surveys, election studies, longitudinal studies, opinion polls, and census data."

Current Population Survey
"The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics... The CPS is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population."

EconData.Net
"EconData.Net is designed to help practitioners, researchers, students, and other data users quickly gain access to relevant state and substate socioeconomic data. The site aims to be a convenient, comprehensive first stop for anyone searching among the vast, disparate array of public and private data sources on the Web."

Education Commission of the States
"The mission of the Education Commission of the States is to help states develop effective policy and practice for public education by providing data, research, analysis and leadership; and by facilitating collaboration, the exchange of ideas among the states and long-range strategic thinking."

Fedstats
"FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government. With convenient searching and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information."

GESIS (German Social Science Infrastructure Service) (GERMANY)
"In the course of the GESIS reorganization six scientific sections were established in Berlin, Bonn, Köln, and Mannheim which will gradually be turned into departments by 2010 with the appointment of scientific directors. Therefore, the former departments and institutes GESIS-IZ, GESIS-ZA, GESIS-ZUMA, and the Service Agency Eastern Europe in Berlin are no longer listed as independent working units on this website."

Intute: Social Sciences (UK)
"Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research. Intute: Social Sciences is the subject group of Intute that provides the very best Web resources for education and research for the social sciences, including law, business, hospitality, sport and tourism."

Office for National Statistics (UK)
"The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the government department responsible for collecting and publishing official statistics about the UK's society and economy."

Social Science Data Collection from UCSD
"The Data Services Unit of the Library of the University of California, San Diego helps users identify numeric data computer readable formats, acquires data for the library's collections, and provides a common user-nterface to these data files and their documentation."

Statistics Canada (CANADA)
"Statistics Canada produces statistics on Canada's population, resources, economy, society and culture. In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life."

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Foundations

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit institution, was established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr., then President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation. The Foundation's programs and interests include issues facing working families."

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EU)
"The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions provides information, advice and expertise on living and working conditions, industrial relations and managing change in Europe for key actors in the field of EU social policy."

Foundation for Child Development
"The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) is the oldest private, independent, grantmaking foundation in the nation with a sustained focus on improving the life prospects of children. Over the course of its 100-year-plus history, FCD has contributed to the field of child development with by supporting research, policy, programs, and advocacy."

International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans
"The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is the largest educational association serving the employee benefits and compensation industry. The Foundation delivers education, information and research, and networking opportunities to thousands of benefits and compensation professionals who have come to rely on it for objective, accurate, and timely information."

New America Foundation
"The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, post-partisan, public policy institute that... sponsors a wide range of research, writing, conferences and public outreach on the most important global and domestic issues of our time."

Rockefeller Brothers Fund
"Through its grantmaking, the Fund supports efforts to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy. The Fund's programs are intended to develop leaders, strengthen institutions, engage citizens, build community, and foster partnerships that include government, business, and civil society."

Rockefeller Family Fund
"At present, the Family Fund has four program areas: Citizen Participation and Government Accountability, Economic Justice for Women, Environment, and Institutional Responsiveness. Within these program areas, RFF supports advocacy programs of national significance that are likely to yield tangible public policy results."

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (UK)
"The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is one of the largest social policy research and development charities in the UK, spending about £10 million a year on a research and development program that seeks to better understand the causes of social difficulties and explore ways of overcoming them."

TWIGA Foundation
"Dedicated to inspiring, promoting and maintaining a family consciousness at home, in the workplace and in the community, Twiga seeks to exemplify quality business standards of flexibility, creativity and vision."

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Non-Academic Institutes and Organizations

9to5
"9to5, National Association of Working Women is a national, grassroots membership organization that strengthens women's ability to work for economic justice."

Afterschool Alliance
"The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children."

Catalyst: Research and Advisory Organization to Advance Women in Business
"Catalyst is the leading nonprofit corporate membership research and advisory organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women and business."

Center for Child Care Workforce
"CCW works to improve the quality of early care and education for all children by promoting policy, research and organizing that ensure the early care and education workforce is well-educated, receives better compensation and a voice in their workplace."

Children's Defense Fund
"CDF advocates for all children with a special focus on the most vulnerable. We work with elected officials, government agencies, faith groups, and individual activists to build a nation of families where all children have the support they need to thrive."

Council on Contemporary Families
"The Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the national conversation about what contemporary families need and how these needs can best be met. We seek to meet this need through the dissemination of educational materials, media coverage, conferences, and seminars."

Demos (UK)
"Demos is the think tank for everyday democracy, focusing on six areas: public services, science and technology, cities and public space, arts and culture, and global security."

Diversity Inc.
"DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity."

Families and Work Institute
"Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce and workplace, the changing family and the changing community."

Family Caregiver Alliance
"FCA has developed a wide array of services and publications based on caregiver needs and offers programs at local, state, and national levels."

Family Support America
"Family Supoprt America is dedicated to providing the information, support, and connections that families need to survive. Whether you have questions about child abuse, alcoholism, disciplining children, divorce, or other topics related to families, they can help."

Grants for Single Mothers
"Single mom financial aid, scholarship resources, food and housing programs, parenting advice, and more."

Hudson Institute
"Hudson Institute is a non-partisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom. Through publications, conferences and policy recommendations, they seek to guide global leaders in government and business."

Institute for Educational Leadership
"The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) - a non-profit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC - envisions a society that uses its resources effectively to achieve better futures for all children and youth. For almost forty years, IEL's mission continues to be to build the capacity of individuals and organizations in education and related fields to work together - across policies, programs and sectors, particularly for eduational achievement of youth."

iRelaunch
"iRelaunch provides career reentry programming, events and information for employers, universities, organizations and for mid-career professionals in all stages of career break."

The International Telework Association and Council
"The Telework Coalition brings together a diverse array of organizations, companies, and individuals with the common interest of promoting awareness and adoption of existing and emerging Telework and Telecommuting applications including telemedicine and distance learning, as well as addressing access to broadband services that may be needed to support these applications."

The Lattice Group
"The Lattice Group is a grassroots campaign to get young people talking about issues of work-life balance: what you hope, what you expect and what you fear about going into the workforce."

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
"The mission of the MBC is to improve public health by transforming our culture: making breastfeeding the norm through education, advocacy, and collaboration."

Moms Rising
"The members of MomsRising are moving important motherhood and family issues to the forefront of the country's awareness, and are working to break the logjam that's been holding back family-friendly legislation for decades."

National Family Caregivers Association
"The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers."

National Fatherhood Initiative
"National Fatherhood Initiative's mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers."

New Ways to Work
"New Ways to Work builds community connections that prepare youth for success as adults. New Ways pioneered the All Youth-One System approach to help communities build comprehensive youth-serving systems for all youth, including our most vulnerable young people."

Student Parenting Forum
"The student parenting forum offers resources and information on how to balance family, work, and school. It is a comprehensive website for any parent who is also enrolled in school."

Take Back Your Time
"Take Back Your Time is a major U.S./Canadian initiative to challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, our communities and our environment."

Take Care Net
"The primary functions of Take Care Net are to: educate policy makers, the public, and the media on caregiving issues by issuing reports, fact sheets, and website materials, link academic experts and practitioners with policy makers and the media to provide needed technical guidance on these issues, and mobilize individuals throughout the country to focus Federal and State representatives on relevant legislation and other policies to support these objectives."

Total Leadership
The purpose of Total Leadership is to improve performance in all four domains of life—work, home, community, and self—by creating mutual value among them.

Unmarried America
"Unmarried America is a nonprofit information service focusing on the interests and concerns of America's 89 million unmarried adults -- as employees, consumers, taxpayers, and voters -- whether you live alone, with a roommate, or with family members."

WFC Resources
"Since 1984, WFC Resources (formerly Work & Family Connection) has been working to help employers create a workplace that's both supportive and effective."

Work + Life "Fit"
"The vision of Work Life Fit is for individuals and organizations to strategically create successful, mutually-beneficial work+life fit partnerships."

Working Mother
"Through newsletters, magazines, blogs, and more, Working Mother creates an engaged community of like-minded moms who share an interest in joyfully balancing the personal and professional to build a life that works."

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Legal and Policy Resources

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
"The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP's mission is to improve the economic security, educational and workforce prospects, and family stability of low-income parents, children, and youth and to secure equal justice for all."

Center for Women Policy Studies
"The Center for Women Policy Studies was founded in 1972 as the first feminist policy analysis and research institution in the USA. Our mission today is what it was then- to shape public policy to improve women's lives and preserve women's human rights."

Center for Work-Life Policy
"The Center for Work-Life Policy (CWLP) undertakes research and works with employers to design, promote, and implement workplace policies that increase productivity and enhance personal/family well-being. CWLP is committed to promoting policies that enable individuals to realize their full potential across the divides of gender, race and class."

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
"The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals."

Civic Practices Network
"Born of the movement for a "new citizenship" and "civic revitalization," CPN is a collaborative and nonpartisan project dedicated to bringing practical tools for public problem solving into community and institutional settings across America."

Economic Policy Institute
"The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy."

The Employment Policy Foundation
"The Employment Policy Foundation is no longer in operation but the Sloan Network now hosts several issues of the organization's Balancing Act Newsletters."

Institute for Women's Policy Research
"The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies."

Mathematica Policy Research
"The company offers policymakers a unique combination of evaluation expertise, direct data collection services, and insight into the socioeconomic issues that drive public policy. Its clients include federal agencies, state and local governments, foundations, universities, professional associations, and businesses."

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
"NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies."

National Governor's Association
"The National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation's governors and one of Washington, D.C.'s, most respected public policy organizations. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing policy reports on innovative state programs and hosting networking seminars for state government executive branch officials."

National Partnership for Women and Families
"The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family."

National Women's Law Center (NWLC)
"The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families."

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Union Resources

AFL-CIO
"The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement."

Coalition of Labor Union Women
"The primary mission of CLUW is to unify all union women in a viable organization to determine our common problems and concerns and to develop action programs within the framework of our unions to deal effectively with our objectives."

International Labour Organization
"The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity."

Labor and Employment Relations Association
"The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is the singular organization in the country where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations network to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field."

Labor Project for Working Families
"Since 1992, the Labor Project for Working Families has been partnering with unions, union members, community based organizations and other activists to promote better work and family policies and programs, including paid family leave, child care, elder care and flexible work schedules."

Union Resource Network
"Unions.org bridges the Gap for businesses that service the 18.3 million member Labor Union workforce. For 25 years Unions.org has published and printed Business Directories across the North American Continent."