California

Alameda County Prosperity Project

The Alameda County Prosperity Project - a collaboration between the Alameda County Public Health Department, Urban Strategies Council, Alameda County Community Asset Network, and other local partners - is working to improve health and financial well-being in its community by increasing availability and access to fair financial services and products where predatory financial services are disproportionately located.

East Bay Asian Youth Center

The East Bay Asian Youth Center and its partners will use their grant funding to fully implement Linked Learning, a high-school level educational approach that links learning with career preparation. The approach has been shown to boost graduation rates, increase college enrollments, and lead to higher earning potential.

The Pacific Institute

The Pacific Institute—in collaboration with Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization and the City of Richmond—will use its grant funding to increase employment and housing opportunities for formerly incarcerated residents in Richmond, California

Shasta County Higher Education Task Force

The Shasta County Higher Education Task Force
REACH HIGHER Shasta—a collaboration between the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, College OPTIONS, the Shasta County Office of Education and 18 other partner organizations—is using its grant funding to help prepare its young people for success in all post-secondary options, so they can obtain high-skill, high-wage jobs that will yield long-term health benefits.

Colorado

Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is working to ease the significant physical, psychological, and social challenges that confront area service members, veterans, and their families. While help is available in this region, many veterans and family members are unaware of the services or have to wait for extended periods of time before such benefits can be obtained. 

Connecticut

Center for Children's Advocacy

The Center for Children’s Advocacy and its partners seek to reform Connecticut’s alternative school system to ensure that students receive appropriate educational services and increase the percentages of students graduating from high school on time.

Hawaii

Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture

Through this grant, INPEACE and its partners will work with interested schools to develop community-school partnerships in both the Nānākuli and Waiʻanae Complex Areas by 2014.

Kentucky

Kentucky Youth Advocates

Kentucky Youth Advocates and its partners are working on a campaign with three objectives—to build crucial support among policymakers by distributing issue briefs and fact sheets about how the proposed tax credits will benefit the health and finances of their constituents; to increase public awareness of the issue through media outreach; and to engage grassroots advocates by offering tools, training sessions and sample op-eds and letters to the editor.

Louisiana

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

The United Way of Southeast Louisiana and its partners want to help ensure that all children in childcare settings in Louisiana get high-quality early care–including education, access to healthy foods, and facilities that meet safety standards–so they are prepared for kindergarten.

Maryland

Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development

Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) and its partners want to change state and city policies to support school construction and renovation. The coalition will pursue the redeployment of state funding and new city revenues as guarantees for capital school construction investments totaling $2.4 billion.

Massachusetts

Partners for a Healthier Community

Partners for a Healthier Community is working with the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts, the Center for Popular Economics and several local organizations, businesses and non-profits to create entry-level jobs in low-income neighborhoods to ultimately improve residents’ health.

Michigan

Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center

The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, University of Michigan School of Public Health and their partners are using their grant funding to mobilize parents and students to advocate for school policy change to improve graduation rates at several of Detroit’s lowest-performing schools in the hopes of ultimately putting these students on a path toward better jobs and improved health. 

Minnesota

TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund

TakeAction Minnesota works to make change that matters to Minnesotans. TakeAction does this by organizing individuals to lead in their local communities, building dynamic coalitions that criss-cross the state, training and educating people to engage in public action.

Missouri

PedNet Coalition

PedNet, a coalition of community members, business representatives, schools and agencies seeking to increase active living in Columbia, MO, are using a tool called a health impact assessment (HIA) to demonstrate to decision makers the connection between expanded public transit options, employment and health.

Nevada

United Way of Southern Nevada

The Las Vegas Healthy Communities Coalition in partnership with the United Way of Southern Nevada and its key partners want to eliminate barriers that Nevada families face in finding quality, affordable, and accessible early childhood programs that are instrumental to getting the right start in life.

New Hampshire

City of Manchester Health Department

Under the grant, the health department and its coalition partners hope to increase resident engagement and the community’s sense of safety by turning three public schools into so-called community schools.

New Jersey

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

To persuade policymakers to implement standard kindergarten readiness assessments statewide, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and its coalition partners plan to develop briefing papers, analyze household survey data related to early childhood outcomes, and build grassroots support among school boards and service providers. 

New Mexico

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is dedicated to advancing economic and social justice through education, advocacy and litigation. We work with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions, increase opportunities and protect the rights of people living in poverty. Through Roadmaps to Health Community Grants, the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty and its partners will help agricultural workers get the pay they are entitled to and ensure that the DWS is properly enforcing state labor laws.

New Mexico Voices for Children

In collaboration with the Invest in Kids Now! coalition and the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative network, New Mexico Voices for Children is using its grant funding to help communities and decision-makers understand and support public policies and practices that promote both early childhood education and health.

New York

Community Service Society of New York

The mission of Community Service Society is to identify problems which create a permanent poverty class in New York City, and to advocate the systemic changes required to eliminate such problems. CSS will focus on enabling, empowering and promoting opportunities for poor families and individuals to develop their full potential, to contribute to society, and to realize social, economic and political opportunities. 

Dignity in Schools Campaign -- New York

Under the grant, the Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York (DSC-NY) aims to turn around New York City’s school discipline policies that today encourage schools to react to student behavior with punishments such as suspensions and police interventions.

Osborne Association

The Osborne Association, as the coordinator of the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, is advocating for the use of Family Impact Statements during sentencing to increase visiting opportunities for families during periods of incarceration by assigning parents to prisons closer to their children and expanding opportunities for supplemental parent/child contact through the use of televisiting technology.

Rochester Drug Free Streets Initiative

The goal of the Rochester Drug Free Streets Initiative (RDFSI) is to give residents a tool to regain control over their community and their public spaces by taking proactive steps to eliminate existing drug activity and persuade young offenders to make different life choices.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

The mission of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island's children. Through the Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and its partners are advocating for increasing funding for public pre-k through the education funding formula, for the expansion of full-day kindergarten, for the development of early warning systems to identify students at risk of dropping out of high school, for implementation of a more rigorous high school curriculum, and for increased support for students applying to colleges and universities.

Texas

Texas Impact Education Fund

The Texas Impact Education Fund and its partners will use their grant funding to help end the cycle of payday debt rife in Texas.

Utah

United Way of Salt Lake

United Way of Salt Lake and the City of South Salt Lake have embarked on the Early Learning Network project which creates a comprehensive, integrated early learning system for children from birth to age five. The goal of the project is simple: by the time a child enters kindergarten, he or she will be ready to learn.

Virginia

Healthy New River Valley Project

The Healthy New River Valley project uses the two-pronged approach of data gathering and youth engagement to improve health behaviors that lead to many of the poor health outcomes plaguing the community, including teen pregnancy, substance abuse and higher-than-average premature death rates. 

Washington

Mason Matters

Mason Matters and its partners intend to bolster educational attainment in rural Mason County, Washington, by implementing Career and College Readiness (CCR) activities earlier—targeting 4th through 8th grades—in the county’s schools.

Priority Spokane

Priority Spokane is setting out to increase high school graduation in the county by identifying and helping at-risk middle school students by improving the middle school experience.

Wisconsin

Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration in Wisconsin

To generate the public and political will necessary to support this systemic change, WISDOM and its partners conducted a health impact assessment which illustrates the potential health benefits that the proposed budget shift could afford to prisoners, their families and their communities. 

Our Impact

Roadmaps' grantee The Community Service Society of New York succeeded in its campaign to pass paid sick days legislation in New York City. In late June, despite the Mayor’s veto, the City Council overrode the Mayor’s veto by a vote of 47 to 4, making paid sick days law.